My Experiments with Truth

My Experiments with Truth

Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography

My Experiments with Truth was first published as an English translation in 1927, and in its ninth decade, it still commands the same power as its author did in his own person. It meditates only on those incidents and encounters in Gandhi’s life ‘which bear upon the practice of truth.’ Gandhi’s faithful associate, Mahadev Desai, translated it almost concurrently into English, supervised by Gandhi himself. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy, and ahimsa, a life without violence. It is in this sense that he calls his book­ — The Story of My Experiments with Truth — offering it also as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps. This special edition is authorized by Navajivan Trust.

Author
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) led India to independence from the yoke of British slavery in 1947. His basic ideas of social, political and economic changes based on ‘truth’ (satya) and ‘non-violence’ (ahimsa) introduced an entirely new way of looking at human aspirations and movement. Gandhi’s writings encapsulates the complete cross-section of his thought, from his early years as a young barrister in London, to his final days as sage and counsel to newly independent India.