"When I was about 22 years old, I read this and my perspective on life changed. My parents and their parents were born in a British colony with little to no self-governance. We were second-class citizens in our own land. Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent philosophy, determination and love for the down-trodden gave him a compelling character. He not only stood eye-to-eye with the "masters" towards the freedom of the land but also undertook hungerfasts to protect vulnerable communities during the tumultuous times of the indian sub-continet partition. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or as he is close to our heart as bapu, or dad, had impact on millions of lives and is still a source of inspiration."