Fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to visit Anderson’s Bookshop

<p>Courtesy of Anderson's Bookshop</p>

Courtesy of Anderson's Bookshop

Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi will visit Anderson’s Bookshop on April 26 to discuss his picture book “Grandfather Gandhi.” Read the full release below.

Naperville’s Anderson’s Bookshop is welcoming Arun Gandhi to a book-signing featuring his book “Grandfather Gandhi,” his latest picture book for young readers. Gandhi will visit Anderson’s on Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the store’s downtown Naperville location, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.  Priority numbers to reserve a place in the book-signing line are available with the purchase of the author’s new book at Anderson’s. Gandhi will also be visiting area schools during his stay here.


About the book: Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger?

One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village.

Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud?

In his new book, Gandhi shares some of the feelings he recalls as the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the lessons of peace he learned in his footsteps.  The book was written with Bethany Hegedus and beautifully illustrated by Evan Turk. 

About author Arun Gandhi: Arun Gandhi, born in 1934, is the fifth grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. A journalist for more than thirty years for The India Times, Arun now writes a blog for The Washington Post. Arun serves as President of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and travels the world speaking to governmental leaders, as well as to university and high school students alike, about the practices of peace and nonviolence. He lives in Rochester, New York.