An Autobiography by M. K. Gandhi; Mahadev Desai

By M. K. Gandhi; Mahadev Desai

In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas ok. Gandhi recounts his existence from early life up till 1921, noting that "my existence from this aspect onward has been so public that there's rarely something approximately it that folks don't know." HarperCollins selected this paintings as one of many "100 most vital religious Books of the 20 th Century." The pursuit of fact was once a tenet for Gandhi. He states that it "is now not my function to try a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my a variety of experiments with fact, and as my existence comprises not anything yet these experiments, it truly is actual that the tale will take the form of an autobiography." He additionally notes that this "will after all comprise experiments with non-violence, celibacy and different rules of behavior believed to be special from truth."

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Lakshman Jhula IX. Founding of the Ashram X. On the Anvil XI. Abolition of Indentured Emigration XII. The Stain of Indigo XIII. The Gentle Bihari XIV. Face to Face with Ahimsa XV. Case Withdrawn XVI. Methods of Work XVII. Companions XVIII. Penetrating the Villages XIX. When a Governor is Good XX. In Touch with Labour XXI. A Peep into the Ashram XXII. The Fast XXIII. The Kheda Satyagraha XXIV. 'The Onion Thief' XXV. End of Kheda Satyagraha XXVI. Passion for Unity XXVII. Recruiting Campaign XXVIII.

I was beaten. It began to grow on me that meat-eating was good, that it would make me strong and daring, and that, if the whole county took to meat-eating, the English could be overcome. A day was thereupon fixed for beginning the experiment. It had to be conducted in secret. The Gandhis were Vaishnavas. My parents were particularly staunch Vaishnavas. They would regularly visit the Haveli. The family had even its own temples. Jainism was strong in Gujarat, and its influence was felt everywhere and on all occasions.

Narayan Hemchandra XXIII. The Great Exhibition XXIV. 'Called', but then? XXV. My Helplessness PART II I. Raychandbhai II. How I Began Life III. The First Case IV. The First Shock V. Preparing for South Africa VI. Arrival in Natal VII. Some Experiences VIII. On the Way to Pretoria IX. More Hardships X. First Day in Pretoria XI. Christian Contacts XII. Seeking Touch with Indians XIII. What it is to be a 'Coolie' XIV. Preparation for the Case XV. Religious Ferment XVI. Man Proposes, God Disposes XVII.

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