Autobiography: the story of my experiments with truth

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Dover, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 468 pages
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"My purpose, " Mahatma Gandhi writes of this book, "is to describe experiments in the science of Satyagraha, not to say how good I am." Satyagraha, Gandhi's nonviolent protest movement (satya = true, agraha = firmness), came to stand, like its creator, as a moral principle and a rallying cry; the principle was truth and the cry freedom. The life of Gandhi has given fire and fiber to freedom fighters and to the untouchables of the world; hagiographers and patriots have capitalized on Mahatma myths. Yet Gandi wrote: "Often the title has deeply pained me...But I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which I have derived such power as I possess for working in the political field."

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Very informative, easy to read & Enjoyable - Goodreads
His writing is not that interesting so far. - Goodreads
Honest, simple writing by Gandhiji. - Goodreads
Not hard to read...but slightly dry. - Goodreads
Loved the sincerity and the earnestness in the writing. - Goodreads
So I appreciate this writer and to his smart outcome. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

Gently told story of Bapu's inner thoughts and firm resolve to follow his truth and see where it led. Through his eyes we see the consequences of his choices and the power of his faithful love of "the people". Read full review

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User Review  - Srinath - Goodreads

Though the language is simple and the expressions are vivid, the book demands enormous effort to understand the actual content. A book with substance. How can the ideas of such a successful man, who taught the world the power of Ahimsa, be so easily understood? Read full review



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