An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi, Mahadev Desai

By Mahatma Gandhi, Mahadev Desai

Mohandas okay. Gandhi is among the most provoking figures of our time. In his vintage autobiography he recounts the tale of his lifestyles and the way he built his inspiration of energetic nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian fight for independence and numerous different nonviolent struggles of the 20 th century.

In a brand new foreword, famous peace specialist and instructor Sissela Bok urges us to undertake Gandhi's "attitude of experimenting, of tesing what's going to and won't endure shut scrutiny, what can and can't be tailored to new circumstances,"in order to lead to switch in our personal lives and groups.

All royalties earned in this publication are paid to the Navajivan belief, based through Gandhi, to be used in sporting on his paintings.

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O n one occasion I snuck away from m y family to hang out with m y friends under the bleachers, where they drank U I R I T M G my CODE 15 beer and smoked. T h e gang left the stadium for d o w n t o w n San Mateo, and I found myself in the backseat of a stolen car that was being hot-wired. W e set out on a joy ride. W h e n a police car began to follow with flashing lights and siren, I panicked. W e swerved into an alley close to the stadium and braked hard. I got out and ran as fast as I could back to the bleachers, m y family, and normal life.

Everyone felt passionately that he had right on his side. Apart from the sheer excitement of the science that is at the heart of this book, I hope, too, that m y story will serve as an inspiration. M y early years were hardly a model of focus, discipline, and direction. N o one who met me as a teenager could have imagined m y going into research and making impor­ tant discoveries. N o one could have predicted the arc of m y career. N o one could have seen m e rise to h e a d a major research effort.

But half a century ago the life of the average kid was unstruc­ tured and often unobserved. I was lucky that liberty was a family tradition. As a child m y m o t h e r loved to climb barefoot on the cliffs in Ocean Beach near San Diego. M y father had grown up fly-fishing on the Snake River in Idaho and spent summers working on his uncle's W y o m i n g cattle ranch. " Given this heady license, I discovered that I loved taking risks and facing challenges—a side of m e that I have n o t yet outgrown.

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