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By M. K. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai

In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas okay. Gandhi recounts his lifestyles from youth up till 1921, noting that "my lifestyles from this aspect onward has been so public that there's rarely whatever approximately it that folks don't know." HarperCollins selected this paintings as one of many "100 most vital non secular Books of the 20 th Century." The pursuit of fact was once a guideline for Gandhi. He states that it "is no longer my function to try a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my various experiments with fact, and as my lifestyles comprises 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 ideas of behavior believed to be specified from truth."

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Treatment of Pleurisy XLIII. Homeward XLIV. Some Reminiscences of the Bar XLV. Sharp Practice? XLVI. Clients Turned Co-Workers XLVII. How a Client was Saved PART V I. The First Experience II. With Gokhale in Poona III. Was it a Threat? IV. Shantiniketan V. Woes of Third Class Passengers VI. Wooing VII. Kumbha Mela VIII. Lakshman Jhula IX. Founding of the Ashram X. On the Anvil XI. Abolition of Indentured Emigration XII. The Stain of Indigo XIII. The Gentle Bihari XIV. Face to Face with Ahimsa XV.

I asked my friend the reason and he explained it thus: 'We are a weak people because we do not eat meat. The English are able to rule over us, because they are meat-eaters. You know how hardy I am, and how great a runner too. It is because I am a meat-eater. Meat-eaters do not have boils or tumours, and even if they sometimes happen to have any, these heal quickly. Our teachers and other distinguished people who eat meat are no fools. They know its virtues. You should do likewise. There is nothing like trying.

Settled in Bombay? XXII. Faith on Its Trial XXIII. To South Africa Again PART IV I. 'Love's Labour's Lost'? II. Autocrats from Asia III. Pocketed the Insult IV. Quickened Spirit of Sacrifice V. Result of Introspection VI. A Sacrifice to Vegetarianism VII. Experiments in Earth and Water Treatment VIII. A Warning IX. A Tussle with Power X. A Sacred Recollection and Penance XI. Intimate European Contacts XII. European Contacts (Continued) XIII. Indian Opinion XIV. Coolie Locations or Ghettoes? XV.

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