An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Western India in 1869. He was educated in London and later travelled to South Africa, where he experienced racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting his first campaign of passive resistance. In 1915 he returned to British-controlled India,... show more
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Western India in 1869. He was educated in London and later travelled to South Africa, where he experienced racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting his first campaign of passive resistance. In 1915 he returned to British-controlled India, bringing to a country in the throes of independence his commitment to non-violent change, and his belief always in the power of truth. Under Gandhi's lead, millions of protesters would engage in mass campaigns of civil disobedience, seeking change through ahimsa or non-violence. For Gandhi, the long path towards Indian independence would lead to imprisonment and hardship, yet he never once forgot the principles of truth and non-violence so dear to him. Written in the 1920s, Gandhi's autobiography tells of his struggles and his inspirations; a powerful and enduring statement of an extraordinary life.
Publish date: 2001
Publisher: Navajivan Publishing House
Pages no: 420
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, Indian Literature
, Biography Memoir
bookshelves: autumn-2015, tbr-busting-2015, published-1993, nonfiction, india, autobiography-memoir, dip-in-now-and-again Read from December 16, 2013 to September 10, 2015 Description: In 1999, this book was designated as one of the ''100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century'...
Gandhi had a profound effect on history. As such, I thought reading his autobiography a must. I knew I had a lot of disagreements with what he believed, big and small, but his attitude as alluded to in his title disarmed me at first. He writes that "far from claiming finality or infallibility" truth...
Things I've learned reading The Story of My Experiments with Truth:- Being vegan is hard. Like really, really, really hard.- Earth treatments and hydropathy apparently cure everything.- Ignorant and dirty people ruin third class passage, but we should all ride there anyway...so we can, you know, hel...
I simply gave up around page 300. I didn't know much about Gandhi except that he was a pacifist and helped free India. So I wanted to find out more about him. What better way than to read the man's own words about his life? So I went in with vim and vigor, ready to learn. I got bogged down in de...