Regarding the racist comment, not much is discussed online by the reviewers of the book. But, as one of the reviews says, the Book is about Making of Mahatma, it’s very much expected that Mahatma Gandhi was born a common man and would had struggled over his own way of thinking before transforming into what he’s been remembered and revered for.
Gujarat Government has banned the book, and probably Maharashtra may follow the suite. Appreciable is the move by the Government of India to confirm that the book wouldn’t be banned across the country. I feel this is the time when we should stop believing on someone’s words but strive ourselves to actually observe and decide what’s good and what’s bad. Those who have read about Hitler, criticize him; those who have read a few first chapters of Mein Kampf, wonder what kind of man he actually was; and those who have read the book and researched thoroughly on him know him very best, though with a due probability!
The book "Great soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India” is available for pre-booking on Infibeam and Flipkart, and already selling on Amazon as Hardcover and Kindle version.
Some good reviews of the book can be read here: