By M. K. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai
In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas ok. Gandhi recounts his lifestyles from youth up till 1921, noting that "my existence from this element onward has been so public that there's rarely something approximately it that folks don't know." HarperCollins selected this paintings as one of many "100 most crucial non secular Books of the 20 th Century." The pursuit of fact was once a guideline for Gandhi. He states that it "is now not my function to aim a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my a number of experiments with fact, and as my lifestyles includes not anything yet these experiments, it really is precise that the tale will take the form of an autobiography." He additionally notes that this "will after all comprise experiments with non-violence, celibacy and different rules of behavior believed to be exact from truth."
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You should not lose heart. ' This kindness put me to shame. I could not disregard my teacher's affection. Today I cannot but think with gratitude of Krishnashankar Pandya. For if I had not acquired the little Samskrit that I had learnt then, I should have found it difficult to take any interest in our sacred books. In fact I deeply regret that I was not able to acquire a more thorough knowledge of the language, because I have since realized that every Hindu boy and girl should possess sound Samskrit learning.
The Great Exhibition XXIV. 'Called', but then? XXV. My Helplessness PART II I. Raychandbhai II. How I Began Life III. The First Case IV. The First Shock V. Preparing for South Africa VI. Arrival in Natal VII. Some Experiences VIII. On the Way to Pretoria IX. More Hardships X. First Day in Pretoria XI. Christian Contacts XII. Seeking Touch with Indians XIII. What it is to be a 'Coolie' XIV. Preparation for the Case XV. Religious Ferment XVI. Man Proposes, God Disposes XVII. Settled in Natal XVIII.
One of these friendships did not last long, though I never forsook my friend. He forsook me, because I made friends with the other. This latter friendship I regard as a tragedy in my life. It lasted long. I formed it in spirit of a reformer. This companion was originally my elder brother's friend. They were classmates. I knew his weaknesses, but I regarded him as a faithful friend. My mother, my eldest brother, and my wife warned me that I was in bad company. I was too proud to heed my wife's warning.