With the enormous fame that Anna Hazare has achieved has also come intense interest in his world view. Is he a social revolutionary? Or a benign tyrant? Is he a Gandhian? Or does he, on occasion, condone violence? Since Parliament agreed to pass the Lok Pal Bill, Anna Hazare had retreated into a shell, spending most of his time in Ralegan Siddhi, a former drought prone village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district that he has transformed into a green, self contained rural oasis.
Now, in an NDTV exclusive from Ralegan, he opens up on the methods he used to bring about that transformation and whether the same rules could apply to the rest of India. From his views on fighting alcoholism, on the use of force, on religion, on the death penalty and on the dangers of TV, an in-depth glimpse into the mind of Anna Hazare.