“What was it about the Royal Indian Navy mutiny that drew your attention and held your interest for so many years?

While researching my earlier book, an illustrated biography of Mahatma Gandhi, I speed read 100 volumes of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. In volume 89/90 there were letters that Gandhi ji wrote to Sardar Patel and few others in the Congress party. I was intrigued by the content of those letters. Upon further reading, the story started to emerge as something much more than what was usually known. The more I read, the more I discovered and eventually a very poignant, yet very powerful story started to emerge. It kept me on the hunt for more for the past seven years.”