Joseph Lelyveld – Gandhi

David speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joseph Lelyveld about his new book on Mahatma Gandi. Having spent time in both South Africa and India in his years with the New York Times, Lelyveld became very familiar with the life of Gandhi and how he went from being a semi-enlightened figure to the legendary figure today. His latest book, Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India, pulls no punches and covers every aspect of Gandhi’s life, so much so that it has been banned in areas of India because of its reporting on Gandhi’s sexuality and other intimate details of his life.

Original Air Date: 06-30-2011