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Gandhi: An autobiography 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 centuryIn a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi s attitude of experimenting, of testing 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

About the Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British ruled India Employing non violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.The son of a senior government official, Gandhi was born and raised in a Hindu Bania community in coastal Gujarat, and trained in law in London Gandhi became famous by fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa, using new techniques of non violent civil disobedience that he developed Returning to India in 1915, he set about organizing peasants to protest excessive land taxes A lifelong opponent of communalism i.e basing politics on religion he reached out widely to all religious groups He became a leader of Muslims protesting the declining status of the Caliphate Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women s rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, increasing economic self reliance, and above all for achieving Swaraj the independence of India from British domination His spiritual teacher was the Jain philosopher poet Shrimad Rajchandra.

10 thoughts on “Gandhi: An autobiography

  1. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    Gandhi has no energy whatsoever I think the main problem with him writing his own autobiography is his complete lack of ego He is too modest He is too accommodating And he is too good Wonderful characteristics for sure they clearly served him well in his role as a civil rights leader, though th

  2. Riku Sayuj Riku Sayuj says:

    fundamentally changed my view of the worldOft In My ThoughtAh, how often I have sought in my days,To emulate the great leaders, and be gently led,By their virtuous actions and well laid plans.How often I charted the best courses to takeTo reach those heights of thought and action And thought ever of wha

  3. Janet Janet says:

    This was a fascinating read Gandhi s writing is oddly simple, even almast naive in places He faithfully records small personal struggles, giving them the same wieght as major political battles Gandhi s zeal and idealism comes across powerfully, as does his lifelong concern with self discipline and purity bramach

  4. Tyler Jones Tyler Jones says:

    Excuse the ramblings of a mind coping to understandthis really is a book reviewof sorts.Yesterday, a man in Oslo set off a bomb that killed seven people then went to a kid s camp and killed eighty four young people The world is sickened Why do these things happen Details are still coming out At first I heard an Islamic m

  5. Jeff Lanter Jeff Lanter says:

    After seeing the movie biopic, I knew I needed to find outabout Gandhi so I picked this up Don t let the width of the book fool you, it isn t a thousand pages like it appears The translation of the book is actually pretty good and it reads easily For the most part, Gandhi spends time talking about the little details in his life b

  6. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Satyan Prayogo Athav tmakath The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Mahatma GandhiThe Story of My Experiments with Truth is the autobiography of Mohandas K Gandhi, covering his life from early childhood through to 1921 It was written in weekly installments and published in his journal Navjivan from 1925 to 1929 Its English translation al

  7. Fiya Fiya says:

    Intended for a very limited audience My copy of the book had torn spine, small print, dog eared cover and the quality of paper so inferior, that it set a new precedent for me but I shouldn t complain because a friend of mine had lent it to me Let me first clarify something about this book s genre Gandhi says in the foreword that this book was a me

  8. Francisco Francisco says:

    One of those books that needs to be read periodically if only to remind yourself that someone out there sometime thought that transformation, liberation, hell just plain living, without violence was possible It s not the violence that scares me personally as much as the anger There s still some restrictions on the use of violence but anger s got the world

  9. Iris Iris says:

    One of the most influential people to have ever lived This book should be essential reading for anyone working in the legal sector, in social justice and human rights, and anyone remotely interested in contemporary history and the great men and women of our time.

  10. Bettie Bettie says:

    Description In 1999, this book was designated as one of the 100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century by HarperCollins Publishers When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall think of it, always Gandhi

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