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My Exeriments with Truth: An Autobiograhy (English)

Author: M. K. Gandhi
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Language: English
Length: 508 Pages
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
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My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography, as the name states, is the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, covering his life till 1921.

Summary Of The Book

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 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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.

Specifications of My Exeriments with Truth: An Autobiograhy (English) (Paperback)

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Author M. K. Gandhi
Book Details
Publisher Jaico Publishing House
Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13 9788179928196
ISBN-10 8179928195
Language English
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 508 Pages
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09 Dec 2011
A thought provoking book.

Never has there been a book, that has moved me so much as this book has. Never has there been a book, that has rocked me to the core as this book has.

It taught me that honesty is one of the hardest but the most fulfilling characteristics one can have. It's difficult and it is a life long effort because the other road tempts you at every moment in the journey of life. That road is often easy. But truth and honesty gives you this exhilarating feeling of freedom and fearlessness that once tasted, you long to have it again and again.

I can never get over this book. You need not adore Gandhi...
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Never has there been a book, that has moved me so much as this book has. Never has there been a book, that has rocked me to the core as this book has.

It taught me that honesty is one of the hardest but the most fulfilling characteristics one can have. It's difficult and it is a life long effort because the other road tempts you at every moment in the journey of life. That road is often easy. But truth and honesty gives you this exhilarating feeling of freedom and fearlessness that once tasted, you long to have it again and again.

I can never get over this book. You need not adore Gandhi...
Never has there been a book, that has moved me so much as this book has. Never has there been a book, that has rocked me to the core as this book has.

It taught me that honesty is one of the hardest but the most fulfilling characteristics one can have. It's difficult and it is a life long effort because the other road tempts you at every moment in the journey of life. That road is often easy. But truth and honesty gives you this exhilarating feeling of freedom and fearlessness that once tasted, you long to have it again and again.

I can never get over this book. You need not adore Gandhi to read this book. All you need is an open mind and a daring heart.

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01 May 2012
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A profound experiment to fathom the un-fathomable

The society has numerous conceptions on Gandhi. If one praises his struggle for freedom of nation, the other condemns him of his prudence.
So, to really get the true acquaintance of Gandhi, I took the plunge of reading this book and I came to an understanding that people condemn him just out of their societal prejudices without diving to understand the actual events.
The auto-biography was so humble and honest. It seems that he made everything so clear without an iota of egoistic concealment. His main goal, as most of the people perceive wrongly, was not to bring freedom to a nation or to...
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The society has numerous conceptions on Gandhi. If one praises his struggle for freedom of nation, the other condemns him of his prudence.
So, to really get the true acquaintance of Gandhi, I took the plunge of reading this book and I came to an understanding that people condemn him just out of their societal prejudices without diving to understand the actual events.
The auto-biography was so humble and honest. It seems that he made everything so clear without an iota of egoistic concealment. His main goal, as most of the people perceive wrongly, was not to bring freedom to a nation or to...
The society has numerous conceptions on Gandhi. If one praises his struggle for freedom of nation, the other condemns him of his prudence.
So, to really get the true acquaintance of Gandhi, I took the plunge of reading this book and I came to an understanding that people condemn him just out of their societal prejudices without diving to understand the actual events.
The auto-biography was so humble and honest. It seems that he made everything so clear without an iota of egoistic concealment. His main goal, as most of the people perceive wrongly, was not to bring freedom to a nation or to eradicate poverty or to earn an honorary title like 'Mahatma'. His only objective was to realize God . He spent his entire life experimenting in every way possible to attain this. He tried conquering his senses, changing his perceptions towards vegetation, observing various religions, exploring societies. Overall at the end he remained an ascetic, a renunciate who was diligent, determine and ready to travel any heights just to taste the flavor of this Truth.
This book is his narration of these experiments and experiences in his journey to the un-fathomable.

6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
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29 Jan 2012
Must read for everyone

I had ordered this book from flipkart but from a different publication house.
Now about the book:
First of all, what a recollection of all the thoughts.
A book, looking so simple yet so powerful that it moved my life.
what a man "Mahatma Gandhi" was.
A narration of his encounter with truth is all what this book talks about. no details about the freedom struggle. but hey! the tree is strong if its roots are. and the same is here also.
right from keeping the vow for vegetarianism to protesting politely for right cause. Mahatma never used violence.
A path so hard to follow but the fr...
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I had ordered this book from flipkart but from a different publication house.
Now about the book:
First of all, what a recollection of all the thoughts.
A book, looking so simple yet so powerful that it moved my life.
what a man "Mahatma Gandhi" was.
A narration of his encounter with truth is all what this book talks about. no details about the freedom struggle. but hey! the tree is strong if its roots are. and the same is here also.
right from keeping the vow for vegetarianism to protesting politely for right cause. Mahatma never used violence.
A path so hard to follow but the fr...
I had ordered this book from flipkart but from a different publication house.
Now about the book:
First of all, what a recollection of all the thoughts.
A book, looking so simple yet so powerful that it moved my life.
what a man "Mahatma Gandhi" was.
A narration of his encounter with truth is all what this book talks about. no details about the freedom struggle. but hey! the tree is strong if its roots are. and the same is here also.
right from keeping the vow for vegetarianism to protesting politely for right cause. Mahatma never used violence.
A path so hard to follow but the fruits comes ahead.
now i know why he is Mahatma. and it's truly said that "GENERATIONS TO COME WILL HARDLY BELIEVE THAT SUCH A MAN WITH FLESH AND BLOOD EVER WALKED ON THIS EARTH".

A must read for everyone and i can guarantee that you will feel the difference.

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Simple but Profound and Powerful Ideas...!

Oh my god! What a book this is! So very interesting and inspiring. Has the potential to profoundly influence your life forever!

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05 Dec 2013
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Good read of M.K. Gandhi's early life, but omits most important part of his life since 1921

When I purchased this book a few months back, the description didn't mention that it had been written only up to 1921, so I felt let down that it hadn't covered Gandhiji's life in his own words right till the end, or atleast till India's freedom in August 1947. Also, it’s intriguing that this book is an English translation by Mahadev Desai, Gandhiji’s long-time Personal Secretary, and originally written by Gandhiji in his mother-tongue Gujarati. It's intriguing because Gandhiji himself was well-versed with English, having learnt it and lived in England gaining mastery over the language... ()

When I purchased this book a few months back, the description didn't mention that it had been written only up to 1921, so I felt let down that it hadn't covered Gandhiji's life in his own words right till the end, or atleast till India's freedom in August 1947. Also, it’s intriguing that this book is an English translation by Mahadev Desai, Gandhiji’s long-time Personal Secretary, and originally written by Gandhiji in his mother-tongue Gujarati. It's intriguing because Gandhiji himself was well-versed with English, having learnt it and lived in England gaining mastery over the language...
When I purchased this book a few months back, the description didn't mention that it had been written only up to 1921, so I felt let down that it hadn't covered Gandhiji's life in his own words right till the end, or atleast till India's freedom in August 1947. Also, it’s intriguing that this book is an English translation by Mahadev Desai, Gandhiji’s long-time Personal Secretary, and originally written by Gandhiji in his mother-tongue Gujarati. It's intriguing because Gandhiji himself was well-versed with English, having learnt it and lived in England gaining mastery over the language while studying and practicing as a barrister at law.
The book is chronicled in an easy-to-read style and reflects the writer's simplicity from his choice of words, his subtle witticisms, etc. One would have read some of the anecdotes in the book elsewhere, and many of them are truly inspirational. I only wish the book had covered events at least till India's freedom in August 1947, as several of Gandhiji's contentious decisions and controversial views were during the period 1921-1947/48 and made him the man he came to be. It would have given his perspective of things and helped clear the air. Gandhiji writes that most of his life after 1921 is well-documented hence he's restricted his autobiography upto that year only. But, his real focus on India’s freedom struggle began only after he returned from South Africa in early 1900s, and devoted all his time and efforts to this one cause thereafter. For instance, I would have liked to know in his words why he supported the British proposal to have Indian soldiers fight on their side during WW-I and WW-II, when Indians themselves were fighting for their independence from the British through both violent and non-violent means during the period. It was an ironic decision, for a man who espoused non-violence all his life, and even chided his countrymen who took to violence for the freedom struggle.
Hence, this book made for good reading as far as learning about M.K. Gandhi’s early life is concerned, but fails to answer several contentious matters involving him, as he has carefully chosen not to mention of his differences with many of his contemporary leaders such as Subhash Chandra Bose, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, and even Sardar Patel who strongly dissented on certain issues with Gandhiji, and why Gandhiji overruled the Congress conventions’ backing of Sardar Patel as prospective 1st PM on India’s freedom, and backed his protégé Jawaharlal Nehru instead.

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