Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India (book)
Artist: Joseph Lelyveld
Date of Action: March 2012
Location: Guajarat, India
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Sexual/Gender Orientation
Confronting Bodies: Govenment of India
Description of Artwork: The book is a biography of Mohandas Gandhi, which makes reference to an intimate relationship he had with a German architect named Hermann Kallenbach, which many readers believe is portrayed as a homosexual relationship.
The Incident: Due to the seemingly homo-erotic content of the book, there was a public outrage against it in many parts of India.
Results of Incident: The district of Guajarat, Gandhi's home district that is known for being conservative, banned the book.