An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

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Beacon Press, 1957 - Biography & Autobiography - 528 pages
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Translated by Mahadev Desai and with a New Preface The only authorized American edition Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.

In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi's "attitude of experimenting, of tesing what will and will not bear close scrutiny, what can and cannot be adapted to new circumstances," in order to bring about change in our own lives and communities. All royalties earned on this book are paid to the Navajivan Trust, founded by Gandhi, for use in carrying on his work.

  

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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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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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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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