Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth / Edition 2

Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth / Edition 2

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by Mahatma Gandhi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0934676682

ISBN-13: 9780934676687

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: Greenleaf Books

Personal account of the life of the man who freed India from colonization through the Satyagraha (nonviolent protest)movement. His early boyhood life, legal studies, purification,and ultimate salvation of his homeland is carefully recounted in this inspiring and critical work of insurmountable importance.

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Personal account of the life of the man who freed India from colonization through the Satyagraha (nonviolent protest)movement. His early boyhood life, legal studies, purification,and ultimate salvation of his homeland is carefully recounted in this inspiring and critical work of insurmountable importance.

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ISBN-13:
9780934676687
Publisher:
Greenleaf Books
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
432

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An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will change your perspective of gandhi as being a mahatma, and a saint. One can clearly understand the other side of gandhi, the self questioning youngman and the dilemmas he faced on being caught in the middle of history. It shows his broad perspective of life and the book definitely offers insight into what could have made the man into what he was. But the book has no account of the period when he refined his concepts of satyagraha and of his involvement in the freedom struggle. This is not a history book, but a book that offers a glimpse into his thought process and his principles, and how he conceived them in the first place. Some of the events that gandhi describes in the book are surprising. Among these is his first introduction to the bhagavad gita through reading Edwin Arnold's translation of Gita(Light of Asia), and his shame of his ignorance of hinduism. Equally surprising is his stand towards the british empire, whom he goes forth to serve among the ambulance corps in the boer war and in other ways during worldwarI. A very good book if one were to try to understand this great person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mathatma Gandhi is a truly inspirational man. He has defeated an entire country, which was very strong at that, without npthing but his mouth. Did you know that many-including Martin Luther King Jr.-were inspired by him? If you wish to feel almost enturely in his presence, visit his abode in Ahmadhabad, India. Mother Bharat (India) will dearly welcome those who wish to prosper and be blessed by Her holiness.
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Very good goes onto detail and is compleatly about mahat ma ghandis life
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This, as Mahatma Gandhi says himself, is no ordinary autobiography. Gandhi wanted not to write an autobiography about himself, but instead about the things that he has done to accomplish his nonviolent goals, and Gandhi did this in hopes that people in other areas of the world would agree with him and imitate him. This book, written mostly while Gandhi was in prison his these very ideals, does eactly that. It brings across Gandhi's message of peace, equality, nonviolence, and human harmony. Along with this, it gives the reader an idea of where Gandhi came from, and what influenced him to believe these things. Gandhi was an incredible man, and this novel was extremely informative, passionate, and inspirational. I would strongly recommnd this to anyone interested even slightly in human rights, or just history in general.
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I was hesitant when was about to purchase this book, but decided to give it a try. Then found myself reading thoroughly each and every page more than once. This book has had a profound effect on my life, iin terms of 'everything' that it delivers. You are reading Gandhi's mind and not his words. Peering into the humbleness he carried even when called a 'saint'. I very much recommend it to people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It has change several aspects of my life and the way I used to view them.
Bo-Wilson More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful piece! His prose is fantastic. The book's substance could provide spiritual and intellectual sustenance for ages. An added bonus is that Gandhi truly inspires one to look at one's diet in regard to spirituality. A very practical and inspiring book.