`i don`t know what evil resides in me` he wrote to a friend, `i have a streak of cruelty in me that compels people to attempt the impossible in order to please me.`
he is the mahatma, a man the world venerates as a prophet of peace. but for kastur, the child bride who married the boy next door, mohandas was a sexuallydriven, self righteous, and overbearing husband.
mohandas karamchand gandhi was sworn to poverty, celibacy and the cause for india`s freedom kastur spent sixtytwo years of her life juggling the roles of a devoted wife, a satyagrahi and sacrificing mother who was eclipsed because of a man who almost became god for india`s multitude. gandhi was an intolerant father to harilal, his wayward son, driven to debauchery kasturba paid the price for her son`s unending misery.
kastur is long dead, but she lives on in the pages of her diary