Hi, Everyone! To showcase Savarkar in Burning for Freedom as he most certainly deserves to be, I also had to reveal the unsavory truth of Gandhi and his true role in the Freedom Movement of India.
Mahatma Gandhi facts: Gandhi Revealed
The original story is to be found here: “There will be no tears,” Mahatma Gandhi: Last Phase, vol. I, by Pyarelal; pp 321.
I first heard of the pumice stone when Keer made
a reference in his biography of Gandhi that Gandhi reached "Patna with the
piece of pumice stone with which his feet were daily cleaned."
How very odd! I thought to myself. Why did Keer make such a particular mention such an insignificant object? Months later the mystery was solved when I read "The Great Soul."
Since then I have realized than when researching one must stay alert to this seemingly arbitrary references by authors---they generally indicate that there is something to sniff out!