My Experiments With Truth is the autobiography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the man who was unanimously awarded the name he rightfully deserves, the title of Mahatma.
Summary of the Book
At the dawn of the twentieth century, India was roaring for independence. The British Raj had been controlling the land for nearly four centuries, taking all that the country had to offer and giving oppression and chaos in return. Violence had done little to dissuade its insistence on ruling. Yet, one man stood in front of the might of the British Crown and challenged it with a uniquely Indian weapon: nonviolence. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had already won a reputation in South Africa, where he helped the natives fight racial oppression through his principles and his nature to convince men to follow his ways wherever he went. He returned to India with that single thought, to secure the independence of the country. He stood in front of them, clad in simple khadi materials he wove himself and with a gaunt gait that proved no threat. Yet, he shook the nation with his principles, turning the other cheek each time he was threatened. In this book, written after repeated demands from his friends, Gandhi reveals that all he ever did was a simple experiment, one where he continuously tested truth.
About Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a freedom fighter, former advocate and Indian political figure. He was famous for his advocacy on nonviolence and his general outlook on life.
Born in Porbandar, Gujarat, Gandhi's life was changed with his education and eventual journey to South Africa where he helped the natives battle racism. He returned to his motherland to find her weeping under the weight of British Rule and his actions finally engulfed India into the final years of conflict before finally achieving Independence.
Much of Gandhi’s life was adapted into a hit film starring Ben Kingsley.