An immortal book and a legacy for ages
to come. This book is an autobiography of Gandhi.
It is a detailed account of Gandhi’s
consisting of Gandhi’s self penned essays on his
experiments and covers all aspects of the Mahatma’s spiritual life.
This Autobiography is divided in five
parts starting from his childhood days, his experience in South
Africa where he experimented with the powerful weapon of Satyagraha
and his transformation from Mohan to Mahatma, his various
experiments on fundamental principles of Truth and God, till the
year 1921, after which his life was so public that he felt there was
hardly anything to write about.
Gandhi’s Non-violent struggle in South
Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of
notoriety, adulation and controversy that when asked to write an
autobiography mid way through his career, he took it as an
opportunity to explain himself.
Accepting his status as a great
innovator in the struggle against racism, violence and colonialism,
Gandhi felt that his ideas needed deeper understanding. Gandhi
explains that he was after truth rooted in devotion to God and
attributed the turning point, success and challenges in his life to
the will of God.