On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi stepped on to the lawn of Delhi’s Birla House to conduct his usual pan-religious prayer. This was, like his Swaraj movement and its accompanying philosophy, largely based on the teachings of his beloved Bhagavad Gita. Before he could utter a single word, his body was riddled with three bullets fired at point-blank range. The trigger was pulled by another nationalist who believed he was a better Hindu than Gandhi: Nathuram Vinayak Godse.