Dangling Gandhi by Jayanthi Sankar is a collection of 12 short stories. The common theme across most of the stories is that they are set in colonial period in Singapore. The stories give us a peek into the cultural aspects of that period, including prejudices and social structures. The characters convey deeper meaning than what is apparent. The book is generously sprinkled with words for which one might have to look up for their meanings. On the up side, this may add to our vocabulary. But on the down side, it interrupts our engagement with the book.