Gandhi's entry into Indian politics was an unmitigated disaster. Please note that Lord Curzon divided Bengal on Hindu-Muslim basis in 1905. But whole India rose against such partition denouncing it as divide and rule, vile policy . British had to rescind it in 1911. And when this happened, Gandhi was not on scene. He arrived only after 1915 sailing from S Africa after a detour to England. And freedom movement itself suffered great deal as a result.
This is an entirely new perspective on the freedom movement of India.
Before Gandhi's appearance on the political scene in India all communities were solidly UNITED for freedom. (Bengal in 1911)
But due to his "Islam appeasing" policy (on account of his immense inferiority complex vis-à-vis "manly" MUSLIMS) the social equilibrium was shattered and all communities went asunder. The resultant rifts and suspicions sowed the seeds of Partition that came like "Tsunami" to carry away all, including Gandhi himself, with it.