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INFORMATION TRANSFER SET 1

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Read the following book review and complete the table that follows.

The book, ‘The Life of Mahatma Gandhi’ is written by Louis Fischer and has been hailed as the
best biography of Gandhi. It narrates the life of Gandhi who led the fight for India’s independence
from British rule and the many issues that led to his assassination by a Hindu fanatic a few
months after freedom was won.
The biography shows Gandhi as a great human being – a leader who was gentle,
conscientious and honest. He stood for righteousness. Gandhi gave up all his desires and
sacrificed his life for the sake of the country. He went through many fasts, demonstrated against
colonial powers in a peaceful manner and went to jail so that his country could be free.
Reading the book, reminds me of what Enstein said of Gandhi. ‘Generations to come will
scarce believe that such a person ever walked in flash and blood upon this earth.’
It is a real pleasure to read about Gandhi. This book is very relevant in today’s world of
corruption and greed. It is a must-read for those interested in reading biographies.
Reviewed by Karen Grant
Questions 1-10
Using the information from the book review, write short answers in the spaces provided.
Title:

1 ______________________________________________________

Author:

2 ______________________________________________________

Type of book:

3 ______________________________________________________

Gandhi’s life:

He fought agains the 4 _____________________________________
He was killed by a 5 _______________________________________
Qualities of Gandhi: 6 ______________________________________
7 ______________________________________________________

Gandhi sacrifice his life so that his country could be 8 _____________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Einstein said that people will not believe that someone like Gandhi ever lived on 9 ______
________________________________________________________________________
Reviewer’s opinion of the book:
10 _____________________________________________________________________
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