In 1999, this book was designated as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century" by HarperCollins Publishers.
A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K. Gandhi was an inspiring figure of the 20th century, a man whose quest to live in accord with God’s highest truth led him to initiate massive campaigns against racism, violence, and colonialism.
From his youthful rebellion against vegetarianism, to his successful law practice in South Africa, his struggle with his own sexual excesses, and his leadership of the movement to free India from British rule, Gandhi describes the story of his life as a series of spiritual “experiments” and explains how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and inspired countless other nonviolent struggles.
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This biography ends when the real Gandhi begins. So this book is about the slow progression of the discovery of Gandhi by Gandhi. Experiments with food, law, absenteeism,fasting....and freedom. But may be one has to just get it out of the bucket list since it is about a great man!
Someone who is looking for a much more indepth understanding of Ghandhi's life, and who has a better understanding of Indian government and history.
narrator was awesome!
I got the audiobook and really had to foght to finish it. My favorite books are one's that tell about others success, but did not find this book interesting at all. I do feel like Gandhi's story is important and admit I missed a fair bit from drifting in and out of attention as it struggled to grab my focus. The massive Indian names also confused me as I had no idea who anyone was haha.
I am Indian. I have read his original Gujarati autobiography. I have also read its official translation by Mahadev Desai. This audio book refreshed my reading. If you worship truth, you may like this.
"Excellent book - Poorly read"
I might because it is an excellent book.
No way. He needs to understand what he's reading. It is so annoying, every time he says "muscle - man". Gandhi meant to say Muslims there.
"lovely insight and voice"
I loved this reafing in a slow voice and the story that madr me come closer to Ghandi s thoughts and dedication.I must say I know more the person and motivation in life he had and I can follow him more in the pursuit of truth.Lovely recording
"an outstanding life story of our hero Gandhi!!"
Yes,surely. I would listen to all my favourite Autobiographies every now and again.
The think I like the most about this story is that it's coherently written.
To be honest, I would have liked the narrator to be English rather than an American. But other than that, everything else was fine.
Yes, that's what I originally planned on doing but didn't have enough time to listen to it all in one sitting. I would listen a few chapters every day, and still still enjoy it.
I would like the prices to have gone down a bit so that I could buy any book I desire listening to...
This is a great audiobook, and I admit to haveing a hard copy of the book as well.
Ghandi tells us his process and his struggle with living a life dedicated to truth.
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