In the late ’30s, the ‘mahatma’ infamously told Jewish philosopher Martin Buber that the Jews of Germany should commit mass suicide to demonstrate moral superiority to the Nazi regime (‘You go first . . . !’). Gandhi was also infamously unsympathetic to South Africa’s blacks while organizing S.A. Indians against British rule. But his success among the S.A. Indian community catapulted him to leadership of the Indian nationalist movement in his homeland, much to the dismay of the upper crust leaders of the Indian National Congress.