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Gandhi was a shy and fearful child

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Gandhi was a shy and fearful child. Short and spindly, he shied away from athletics, and  his lack of physical prowess was matched by his difficulties in school. Though in later  years he would read the Bible, Tolstoy, and the  Bhagavad-Gita  with great enthusiasm,  the young Gandhi labored over the multiplication tables and never rose above academic  mediocrity. His religious imagination, which would inspire observers around the world in  years to come, was also decidedly limited in his childhood years. His household was a  remarkable center of religious diversity: his mother was a devout Hindu, and his father's  friends, a diverse group that included Muslims, Parsis, and Jains, often debated  religious and philosophical matters in the house. (Given Gandhi's later philosophical 
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