My Early Life  -  An Illustrated Story

My Early Life - An Illustrated Story

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Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Mahadev Desai
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 154
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780198083795


One of the earliest books developed by the Press in India, My Early Life (1932) is a concise version of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's autobiography.

The charming little book took shape while Gandhi was in prison, guiding the expert hand of Mahadev Desai, his secretary, at every step of its making.

My Early Life: An Illustrated Story covers the formative years (1869-1914) of Gandhi's life—from early childhood, schooldays, and teenage desires and confessions to the trip to England and struggle thereafter as a young attorney to the austere life in South Africa.

This illustrated edition of a flesh-and-blood story of an inspirational journey—from 'Mohandas to Mahatma'—includes contextual notes and evocative line drawings to complement the narrative. A Flesh-and-blood story of an inspirational journey – from “Mohandas to Mahatma-‘This book will capture the imagination of children, young adults, and those keen on knowing about Gandhi’s Early Life.


1. Servant of the Community
2. Rumblings of the Strom
3. Lynched
4. My Own Dhobi
5. A Recollection and a Penance
6. Boer war Experiences
7. To India and Back
8. The Magic Spell of a Book
9. The Phoenix Settlement
10. The Zulu “Rebellion”
11. A Life Plunge
12. Some Reminiscences of the Bar
13. The Birth of Satyagraha
14. Imprisoned
15. First Jail Experiences
16. A Memorable Episode I
17. A Memorable Episode II
18. Satyagraha Resumed
19. Tolstoy Farm
20. The Women’s Part I
21. The Women’s Part II
22. The Laborers Join
23. The Great Trek I
24. The Great Trek II
25. The Triumph of Satyagraha