By M. K. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai

ISBN-10: 1775414051

ISBN-13: 9781775414056

In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas okay. Gandhi recounts his existence from early life up till 1921, noting that "my lifestyles from this aspect onward has been so public that there's not often something approximately it that individuals don't know." HarperCollins selected this paintings as one of many "100 most vital non secular Books of the 20 th Century." The pursuit of fact used to be a guideline for Gandhi. He states that it "is now not my goal to aim a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my quite a few experiments with fact, and as my lifestyles comprises not anything yet these experiments, it truly is precise that the tale will take the form of an autobiography." He additionally notes that this "will after all contain experiments with non-violence, celibacy and different rules of behavior believed to be special from truth."

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Ota Gandhi married a second time, having lost his first wife. He had four sons by his first wife and two by his second wife. I do not think that in my childhood I ever felt or knew that these sons of Ota Gandhi were not all of the same mother. The fifth of these six brothers was Karamchand Gandhi, alias Kaba Gandhi, and the sixth was Tulsidas Gandhi. Both these brothers were Prime Ministers in Porbandar, one after the other. Kaba Gandhi was my father. He was a member of the Rajasthanik Court.

Urdu I have not regarded as a distinct language, because it has adopted the Hindi grammar and its vocabulary is mainly Persian and Arabic, and he who would learn good Urdu must learn Persian and Arabic, as one who would learn good Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, or Marathi must learn Samskrit. VI. A Tragedy * Amongst my few friends at the high school I had, at different times, two who might be called intimate. One of these friendships did not last long, though I never forsook my friend. He forsook me, because I made friends with the other.

Return to India XIII. In India Again XIV. Clear and Bearer XV. In the Congress XVI. Lord Curzon's Darbar XVII. A Month with Gokhale I XVIII. A Month with Gokhale II XIX. A Month with Gokhale III XX. In Benares XXI. Settled in Bombay? XXII. Faith on Its Trial XXIII. To South Africa Again PART IV I. 'Love's Labour's Lost'? II. Autocrats from Asia III. Pocketed the Insult IV. Quickened Spirit of Sacrifice V. Result of Introspection VI. A Sacrifice to Vegetarianism VII. Experiments in Earth and Water Treatment VIII.

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