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.