An Autobiography

An Autobiography

The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Book - 1993
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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 century.

In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi's "attitude of experimenting, of tesing 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.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c1993.
ISBN: 9780807059098
Branch Call Number: GANDHI GAN
Characteristics: xxix, 528 p. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Gandhi, an autobiography

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b22johansen May 17, 2011

This is a great book for anyone interested in Gandhi or his non-violence movement. Before I got this book for Christmas I couldn't tell anyone much more about Gandhi other than he was Indian and was for non-violence. Now I know a lot about him and his ideas. It's also a great bonus to be able to hear it all in an autobiographical form. It's straight from Gandhi's own mouth which is really cool. Another thing I like about the book is that it doesn't go too in-depth about the politics or civil wars that were taking place during this time. He mentions them when needed and sometimes goes in-depth when it's relevant to his cause, but there isn't any unnecessary history. The book is truly about Gandhi. The only warning I have is that the book is translated, so sometimes it can read a little choppy. I didn't mind a bit since it was so compelling, but others may not like that. Overall it's a great book and I would highly recommend it!

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b22johansen May 17, 2011

b22johansen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 99

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