An Autobiography, or, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

An Autobiography, or, The Story of My Experiments With Truth - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

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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Book information

ISBN: 9780141186863
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 954.035092
DEWEY edition: 21
Number of pages: 454
Weight: 322g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 21mm