Mahatma Gandhi | Experiments with eating
Mahatma Gandhi's career as writer, activist and lawyer began in 1890s London, inspired by an unusual cause. An excerpt from Ramachandra Guha's new book, 'Gandhi Before India'
Young Mohandas Gandhi may have worn a Gladstone collar, but he did not take much interest in the man after whom it was named. In 1889 William Ewart Gladstone was one of the towering figures of British and (by extension) world politics. With the death of Benjamin Disraeli, Gladstone’s main rival was the new leader of the Conservative Party, Lord Salisbury. They (and their parties) alternated in office, with the Liberals following one set of policies at home and abroad, and the Tories another.