Gandhi - Part 3: Chapters 30, 31 and 32 Summary & Analysis

Louis Fischer
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Part 3: Chapters 30, 31 and 32 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 30: The Birth of Two Nations

While Gandhi remains steadfast against the creation of Pakistan, Nehru and the others are weakening. They do not want to delay India's freedom so they agree with the plan. Nehru later confessed that had he known the violence and death that would result leading to the War of Kashmir, he would have held out for a unified India. Gandhi fails in swaying opinion and the Indian Congress approves the partition. Gandhi declares that his 32 years of working for India's freedom "have come to an inglorious end."

Chapter 31: Gandhi Hoes His Garden

India wins its independence on August 15, 1947. Gandhi refuses to attend the official celebration. He is saddened by the continuing violence spurred on by the creation of Pakistan. Gandhi continues his work of helping the poor, reigning in violence and practicing...

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