Odisha State Board — English -In London in Minus Four by Louis Fischer
London in Minus Fours by Louis Fischer
Think it out 1
1. Why was Gandhi chosen as ……….Gandhi represented the voice of large sections of Indians. His charm and personality made him eminently qualified to represent India in the Round Table Conference. So, he was chosen as the sole representative of Congress in the London Conference.
2. How did Gandhi befriend the men …….Gandhi made his way into the hearts of the poor Londoners by his jovial nature and his disarming modesty. During his morning strolls, he charmed everyone whom he encountered on the way through his smiles and greetings. Even the children were attracted to him. At times, Gandhi used to call on people at their homes. The rapport he built with the British endeared him to one and all.
Thik it out 2
1. What was Gandhi’s reply to the journalists’ ….To the journalists’ question about his scanty dress, Gandhi replied saying that they wore ‘plus-fours’, where as he wore ‘minus-fours’.