The book Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his Struggle with India by Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Lelyveld has received favourable reviews in general, but has evoked a hostile reaction from Indian Gandhians.
The Gujarat government has banned the book on on the grounds that it suggested that the Father of the Nation had a homosexual relationship with a German named Hermann Kallenbach. This is not the first instance of its kind. Many books have created controversy and have been banned in India and abroad.
In Prime Debate, we discuss whether any book (or should other writings or film, or art work, etc) be banned? and, is banning a book (or other expression) an offence against the human mind?