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An Autobiography Or The Story of My Experiments With Truth

by M. K. Gandhi

An Autobiography Or The Story of My Experiments With Truth Synopsis

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Western India in 1869. He was educated in London and later travelled to South Africa, where he experienced racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting his first campaign of passive resistance. In 1915 he returned to British-controlled India, bringing to a country in the throes of independence his commitment to non-violent change, and his belief always in the power of truth. Under Gandhi's lead, millions of protesters would engage in mass campaigns of civil disobedience, seeking change through ahimsa, or non-violence. For Gandhi, the long path towards Indian independence would lead to imprisonment and hardship, yet he never once forgot the principles of truth and non-violence so dear to him. Written in the 1920s, Gandhi's autobiography tells of his struggles and his inspirations; a powerful and enduring statement of an extraordinary life.

An Autobiography Or The Story of My Experiments With Truth Press Reviews

Gandhi's ideas have played a vital role in South Africa's transformation and with the help of Gandhi's teaching, apartheid has been overcome -- Nelson Mandela I have the greatest admiration for Mahatma Gandhi. He was a great human being with a deep understanding of human nature. His life has inspired me -- The Dalai Lama He is a hero not just to India but to the world -- Barack Obama Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics -- Martin Luther King Jr. Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood -- Albert Einstein upon the death of M. K. Gandhi

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141032733
Publication date: 28th June 2007
Author: M. K. Gandhi
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 464 pages
Categories: Autobiography: historical, political & military, Asian history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About M. K. Gandhi

Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in 1869 in Porbandar, India. He studied law in London and was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1891. He worked to improve the rights of immigrant Indians in South Africa, returning to India in 1915 to take up the struggle for independence from Britain. Gandhi never wavered in his belief in non-violent protest and in 1947 he succeeded in uniting India in a national movement. In January 1948 Gandhi was assassinated as he walked to take evening prayers.

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