My Experiments With Truth An Autobiography
- Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
- ISBN-13: 9788179928196
- Pages: 508
- Binding: Paperback
- Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2008
About The Book
My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography, as the name states, is the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, covering his life till 1921.
This book, My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography, is divided into five parts. Each one deals with a stage in Gandhiji’s life, and his evolution from an ordinary man to an extraordinary leader. This book is a reflection of his thoughts and ideologies, how they evolved, and the various factors that influenced his life.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Gandhiji, is a name that invokes the vision of a simple, diminutive man who was responsible for many changes in the history of his own country and an inspiration to many great leaders who came after him.
Starting from his childhood days, My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography proceeds through his days in London, where he studied law to his days in South Africa, and then his return to India when he began to take part in the freedom movement, with his own unique methods that attracted thousands of followers from across the nation.
He started writing this autobiography at the insistence of his colleagues. It appeared in serial form in his publication, Navjivan, originally in Gujarati language. The English translation was later published in Young India. In 1999, a committee of global spiritual and religious leaders picked this book as one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of The Twentieth Century.
About The Author
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is one of the most influential personalities in the recent history of not only India, but also the world. He was a simple man whose actions and thoughts inspired billions, and led the country in its quest for freedom.
Some of his other popular books include Story Of My Life, Non-Violent Resistance, and Education For All.
Gandhiji was born in 1869 in Gujarat. He got married to Kasturba Makhanji at a very young age. They had five children, but the first child lived only for a few days. His next four children, all sons, were Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas, and Devdas. Gandhiji was a man of ideals, and his philosophy inspired many people in their fight for freedom and civil liberties. He was a religious man, but he drew inspiration from all religions. His concept of peaceful agitation to accomplish change still inspires people who are looking to bring about a change in the society, especially those who work for a public cause