An Autobiography or the Story of My Experiments with Truth

An Autobiography or the Story of My Experiments with Truth

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Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Foreword/Introduction: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 265
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143330097


‘It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography.’

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, one of the greatest men to walk this earth, begins the story of his life with descriptions of his childhood in Porbandar and Rajkot in Gujarat, his school days, his early marriage, the lessons he learnt when he tried stealing, told lies and smoked cigarettes, and his unshakable devotion to his parents.

He then tells us of his journey abroad, first to England and then to South Africa, and narrates in simple, lucid language his transformation from a shy, diffident young man with a chronic fear of public speaking to a fearless lawyer and leader of men who took on the might of the British empire.

First published in 1927, Gandhi’s autobiography is a classic of modern Indian literature. This abridged edition for young readers will allow a new generation to read and find inspiration in it.


Introduction by P.J. Abdul Kalam
An Autobiography or the story of My Experiments with truth


Part – I
1. Birth and Parentage
2. Childhood
3. Child Marriage
4. Playing the Husband
5. At the High School
6. A Tragedy
7. A Tragedy (Contd.)
8. Stealing and Atonement
9. My Father’s Death and my Double Shame
10. Glimpses of Religion
11. Preparation for England
12. Outcaste
13. In London at Last
14. Changes
15. Experiments in Dietetics
16. Shyness My Shield
17. Acquaintance with Religions
18. My Helplessness
Part – II
19. Raychandbhai
20. How I Began Life
21. The First Case
22. The First Shock
23. Preparing for South Africa
24. Arrival in Natal
25. Some Experiences
26. On the Way to Pretoria
27. More Hardships
28. First Day in Pretoria
29. Seeking Touch with Indians
30. What it is to Be a ‘Coolie’
31. Man Proposes, God Disposes
32. Settled in Natal
33. Natal Indian Congress
34. Balasundaram
35. The $3 Tax
36. Homeward
37. In India
38. Poona and Madras
39. ‘Return Soon’
Part – III
40. Rumblings of the Storm
41. The Storm
42. The Test
43. The Calm After the Storm
44. Spirit of Service
45. Simple Life
46. The Boer War
47. Return to India
48. In India Again
49. In the Congress
50. To South Africa Again
Part – III
51. Rumblings of the Storm
52. The Test
53. The Calm After the Storm
54. Spirit of Service
55. Simple Life
56. The Boer War
57. Return to India
58. In India Again
59. In the Congress
60. To South Africa Again
Part – IV
61. ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’?
62. Pocketed the Insult
63. Result of Introspection
64. A Sacred Recollection and Penance
65. ‘Indian Opinion’
66. The Magic Spell of a Book
67. The Phoenix Settlement
68. The First Night
69. The Zulu ‘Rebellion’
70. Heart Searching’s
71. As Schoolmaster
72. Literary Training
73. Training of the Spirit
74. To Meet Gokhale
75. My Part in the War
76. Miniature Satyagraha
77. Homeward
Part – V
78. With Gokhale in Poona
79. Was it a threat?
80. Founding of the Ashram
81. On the Anvil
82. The Stain of Indigo
83. Face to Face with Ahimsa
84. Case Withdrawn
85. Companions
86. Penetrating the Villages
87. When a Governor is Good
88. In Touch with Labour
89. The Fast
90. The Kheda Satyagraha
91. ‘The Onion Thief’
92. End of Kheda Satyagraha
93. The Rowlatt Bills and My Dilemma
94. That Wonderful Spectacle!
95. That Memorable Week! – I
96. That Memorable Week! – II
97. ‘Navajivan’ and ‘Young India’
98. In the Punjab
99. The Birth of Khadi
100. Found at Last!
101. Its Rising Tide
102. At Nagpur
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