Gandhi - Part 2: Chapters 20 and 21 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapters 20 and 21 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 20: The Magician

Gandhi is fasting to save the soul of India. The leaders of the untouchables or Harijans immediately meet with Hindu leaders. A compromise is proposed wherein the Harijans would be able to hold primaries to select Harijan candidates. The next day, Hindu officials present the plan to Gandhi who is already weak from fasting. Gandhi finds problems with the agreement and insists on more favorable terms for the Harijans. The doctor announces that Gandhi is in such bad shape that he may die at any moment. On the fifth day of the fast, an agreement is reached which Gandhi approves. Gandhi does not eat until the next day when the plan is certified by the English.

The country is jubilant that Gandhi lives and that conditions are improved for the Harijans. Nehru who ridiculed...

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