I am watching Gandhi on an Indian TV. Today is the Independence Day of India. TV channels are celebrating the day. Gandhi is the father of the nation. Showing Gandhi is part of their celebration. Gandhi is an award winning well produced well directed film. The film won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Attenborough), Best Original Screenplay (John Briley). The film also got Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
I always wonder how the film got so many awards when an important part of Gandhi’s life was Ignored. Who knows why the film did not show Gandhi’s sex experiments or Celibacy tests!
Gandhi’s sex life is very important to know Gandhi the person. Gandhi started sleeping and bathing naked with young naked girls since 1906. He continued it until his death in 1948. 16 to 19 years old young girls were forced to sleep with him every night. Manuben, one of the girls who had to sleep with him, wrote a diary.