An intriguing look at a provocative aspect of M K Gandhi. How did Gandhi’s religious views guide his charismatic leadership and political acumen? Was Gandhi influenced by Christianity? Publicly drawing from all religions, did Gandhi hold within his personal belief the same impartiality? A J Anandan detects behind Gandhi’s passionate tolerance and towering obstinacy a tension between his public and his personal religious belief. A J Anandan born in 1937 in Tanjore Dt, Tamilnadu. He served in the Police Department and the Department of the Youth Service and Sports of Karnataka State. He retired from the Indian Police Service as Director General of Police. He resides in Bangalore and continues his interest in writing about India in the time of the Raj.