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An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

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An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

by Mahatma Gandhi

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ISBN 10
0486245934
ISBN 13
9780486245935
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New York: Dover Publications, June 1983. Trade Paperback. Very Good+. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and tight with reading creases. Light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. x+468 pages.

Gandhi's nonviolent protest movement, Satyagraha (satya = true, agraha = firmness), came to stand, like its creator, as a moral principle and a rallying cry. This is Gandhi's story of the path to his vision of Satyagraha and human dignity. Gandhi made scrupulous truth-telling a religion. His simply narrated account of boyhood in Gujarat, marriage at age 13, legal studies in England, and growing desire for purity and reform has the force of a man extreme in all things. He details his gradual conversion to vegetarianism and ahimsa (non-violence) and the state of celibacy (brahmacharya, self-restraint) that became one of his more arduous spiritual trials. In the political realm he outlines the beginning of Satyagraha in South Africa and India, with accounts of the first Indian fasts and protests, his initial errors and misgivings, his jailings, and continued cordial dealings with the British overlords.

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Gandhi's non-violent struggles against racism, violence, and colonialism in South Africa and India had brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. He feared the enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding of his quest for truth rooted in devotion to God. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy, and a life without violence. This is not a straightforward narrative biography, in The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Gandhi offers his life story as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000438
Title
An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Author
Mahatma Gandhi
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0486245934
ISBN 13
9780486245935
Publisher
Dover Publications
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
June 1983
Keywords
autobiography, Satyana prayogo athava atmakatha, biography, statesmen, Gandhi, Mahatma, Mahadev Desai, India
Bookseller catalogs
India; History; Biographies; Religion & Spirituality;
Size
8vo

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