chapter  5
An impossible possibility?
Pages 5

In the act of looking at the last days of Gandhi, this book has been looking at itself constantly. It is now nearing its end. The book started with Gandhi’s powerful wish to be removed from this world, from his sorrow of not being heard: ‘I will be gone saying what I am saying, but one day people will remember that what this poor man said, that alone was right.’ The sorrow of not being heard kept growing. A similar statement made by that poor great man 42 days before he was killed reflected even greater depths of despondency:

I don’t have much longer to live. Soon I will leave this world. Afterwards it will dawn on you that everything the old man said was right.2