It is agriculturally rich. It is India’s most industrialised State. It is among the three most prosperous States. It is the haven of the co-operative movement. Most of its people are vegetarian, well-off. They are the most globalised people in India. Yet, why has Gujarat become such a seething State, a cauldron of high-tension communalism and insensitivity, that now stands for everything its most famous citizen would have abhorred? Why do Gujaratis seem so angry, so bitter, so furious, so frenzied, so hysterical, so intolerant?