Gandhi - Part 2: Chapters 18 and 19 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapters 18 and 19 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 18: In London in Minus Fours

In August, 1931, Gandhi travels with his son and entourage from Bombay to London for the second Round Table Conference. Gandhi stays in London through the end of the year. He often walks through slum areas where the local kids call him Uncle Gandhi. A reporter asks him about his dress. Ghandi responds that the Englishmen "wear plus-fours, mine are minus-fours." He is comfortable in London and wears his loincloth everywhere, even to Buckingham Palace to meet the King and Queen. Churchill refuses to see him.

Chapter 19: Children of God

Although Gandhi fails to win India's freedom while in London, the masses greet him like a victor. However, a week after he returns, he is once again jailed. A renewed effort on England's part is borne from the installation of new government...

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