M. K. Gandhi

An Autobiography
  • An Autobiography

  • 'I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills'

    Gandhi united India in a national movement and changed the course of history. In this classic autobiography, first published under the title The Story of My Experiments with Truth, he recounts his life from boyhood through the first stirrings of non-violent protest in South Africa to the early phase of his part in India's fight for independence. Setting out the principles behind his struggle against racism, violence and colonialism, this powerful work reveals the heart and mind of one of the world's greatest political and spiritual leaders.

    Translated by Mahadev Desai
    With an introduction by Sunil Khilnani

Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in 1869 in Porbandar, India. He studied law in London and was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1891. He worked to improve the rights of immigrant Indians in South Africa, returning to India in 1915 to take up the struggle for independence from Britain. Gandhi never wavered in his belief in non-violent protest and in 1947 he succeeded in uniting India in a national movement. In January 1948 Gandhi was assassinated as he walked to take evening prayers.

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