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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

by Caroline Evensen Lazo

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-- Two less-than-average productions. Gandhi contains major errors. Lazo misspells Gandhi's home state of Porbandar; claims that over 11,000 Indians were wounded in the Amritsar massacre (the correct figure is 1137); states that his wife died in 1942 (she died in 1944); declares that Gandhi fasted to encourage mill workers to strike, whereas he fasted following their strike when they were tempted to return to work; and, in a horrendous misstatement, concludes that the leader's body was cremated following Muslim--not Hindu--tradition. The Fabers' Mahatma Gandhi (Messner, 1986), for a slightly older audience, is the most interesting, readable, and accurate biography currently available. Nigel Hunter's Gandhi (Bookwright, 1987) covers the basics in a pleasant style but repeats the inflated Amritsar massacre figure. Mother Teresa oddly uses only contemporary pictures of the nun, although others are available. It, too, suffers from errors: Teresa's new name became official in 1931, not 1929; Patna is 240 miles from Calcutta, not 200; Teresa was called ``Mother'' from 1950, not 1937; the Missionary Brothers of Charity were established in 1963, not 1962; and the events surrounding acceptance of ``Nirmal Hriday'' (the home for the dying) were not as simple as Lazo indicates. There are many better books available about Mother Teresa. --Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

Product Details

Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
Peacemakers Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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