By M. K. Gandhi; Mahadev Desai
In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas okay. Gandhi recounts his existence from early life up until eventually 1921, noting that "my lifestyles from this element onward has been so public that there's rarely whatever 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 guideline for Gandhi. He states that it "is no longer my goal to try a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my a variety of experiments with fact, and as my existence contains not anything yet these experiments, it's precise 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 ideas of behavior believed to be designated from truth."
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The Khilafat Against Cow Protection? XXXVII. The Amritsar Congress XXXVIII. Congress Initiation XXXIX. The Birth of Khadi XL. Found at Last! XLI. An Instructive Dialogue XLII. Its Rising Tide XLIII. At Nagpur XLIV. Farewell Endnotes Translator's Preface * The first edition of Gandhiji's Autobiography was published in two volumes, Vol. I in 1927 and Vol. II in 1929. The original in Gujarati which was priced at Re. 1/- has run through five editions, nearly 50,000 copies having been sold. The price of the English translation (only issued in library edition) was prohibitive for the Indian reader, and a cheap edition has long been needed.
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. The latter would not let him go until the last moment.
I know that nothing is impossible for pure love. I have mentioned one circumstance that more or less saved me from the disasters of lustful love. There is another worth noting. Numerous examples have convinced me that God ultimately saves him whose motive is pure. Along with the cruel custom of child marriages, Hindu society has another custom which to a certain extent diminishes the evils of the former. Parents do not allow young couples to stay long. The child-wife spends more than half her time at her father's place.
An Autobiography by M. K. Gandhi; Mahadev Desai