Why is it difficult for us to accept people we eulogise and put in a pedastal as human? There is always a hue and cry when the human and personal aspect of their life is highlighted in a book or an anecdote. (eg: Gandhiji, Nehru-Edwina, Ambedkar etc) Is this an Indian phenomena or is it the same world wide that ppl find it difficult to digest certain things abt their heros?
We fail to see reason and see & accept things & people after rational considerations. We expect our heroes to be incarnation of gods and villains to be demons personified. When in reality it is just a small bent of mind or difference of a single action that differentiates a hero from a villain.
In India, especially we have this habit of turning normal people into gods... there are many such examples... I am sure if Prince (later on King) Ram reads Tulsidas's Ramayana he would feel i to be somebody else's biography with a few similarities thrown in. The way it has been written about Mahatma Gandhi by thousands of writers after his death, if he happens to read those books even he would have thought "did I do this? When".
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