Interview with Sabine von Herbert

What made you write this book?
After living a number of years thinking that I adhered to Gandhi's principles, all on a sudden I realized that I knew only a little about Gandhi. I was imitating Gandhi the film character. So when I read what he wrote I wanted to tell it to the world. I know a number of people who follow Gandhi would be shocked to read his opinions on race, caste or gender.
What is the purpose of writing this book?
My purpose is very modest. I wish somebody had written this book before me so that I would have known about Gandhi more accurately. If I knew what is described in the book 10 or 15 years before, I would have led a different life. So, my purpose is to help others like me to make an informed decision before they decide to lead a life in a close connection with Gandhi. I think that sense-making is important before following any political ideas, or gurus.
Are you angry with Gandhi?
No, I am not. I am a bit angry with myself for not making necessary assessments before following a cult. I am not feeling bitter. But I am a bit disillusioned.
Will you recommend anyone to follow Gandhi?
If anyone wants to follow Gandhi, I'd recommend this book among their preliminary reading!
I wish I had this book twenty years back.
Published 2016-06-06.
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When Mahatma Gandhi Calls Blacks Lazy, Raw Kaffirs Was He Racist? Read Original Quotes from Gandhi on Race
Price: Free! Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Was Mahatma Gandhi a racist? His original writings on race is compiled in this short book so that readers can have their own conclusions. Presented in a lucid form for the readers who do not have any previous knowledge of Gandhi, India or South Africa. This is the first volume of the series: "How I Began to Dislike Gandhi" (available also as an all-series volume).
How I Began to Dislike Gandhi - The Story of My Disillusionment With The Truth-God
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,670. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Who was the most devastating critic of Mahatma Gandhi? Himself. In about 50,000 pages, together with his writings about peace an non-violence, he wrote why Blacks do not deserve freedom, why Indian caste system should exist and why women should be confined to kitchen. Here, a staunch follower go through Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's writings, and finds herself distanced from the hero of her youth.