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By M. K. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai

In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas okay. Gandhi recounts his lifestyles from youth up until eventually 1921, noting that "my existence from this aspect onward has been so public that there's not often something approximately it that folks don't know." HarperCollins selected this paintings as one of many "100 most vital religious Books of the 20 th Century." The pursuit of fact was once a tenet for Gandhi. He states that it "is no longer my objective to try a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my a number of experiments with fact, and as my existence comprises not anything yet these experiments, it truly is actual that the tale will take the form of an autobiography." He additionally notes that this "will in fact comprise experiments with non-violence, celibacy and different rules of behavior believed to be designated from truth."

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To follow truth and to go through all the ordeals Harishchandra went through was the one ideal it inspired in me. I literally believed in the story of Harishchandra. The thought of it all often made me weep. My common sense tells me today that Harishchandra could not have been a historical character. Still both Harishchandra and Shravana are living realities for me, and I am sure I should be moved as before if I were to read those plays again today. III. Child Marriage * Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall have to swallow many such bitter draughts in the course of this narrative.

The carnal desire came later. I propose to draw the curtain over my shame, except for a few details worth recording. To these I shall come later. But even they have little to do with the central idea I have kept before me in writing this story. So my brother and I were both taken to Porbandar from Rajkot. g. smearing our bodies all over with turmeric paste but I must omit them. My father was a Diwan, but nevertheless a servant, and all the more so because he was in favour with the Thakore Saheb.

Religious Ferment XVI. Man Proposes, God Disposes XVII. Settled in Natal XVIII. Colour Bar XIX. Natal Indian Congress XX. Balasundaram XXI. The £3 Tax XXII. Comparative Study of Religions XXIII. As a Householder XXIV. Homeward XXV. In India XXVI. Two Passions XXVII. The Bombay Meeting XXVIII. Poona and Madras XXIX. 'Return Soon' PART III I. Rumblings of the Storm II. The Storm III. The Test IV. The Calm After The Storm V. Education of Children VI. Spirit of Service VII. Brahmacharya I VIII. Brahmacharya II IX.

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