Whenever I get time, I read some good books. Generally, I like to read about the lives of great men. We learn many useful things from the lives of great men. The lives of such great men are helpful in guiding us along
Our libraries are full of biographies and autobiographies of great men. But of all the autobiographies I like the autobiography of the Mahatma the most. The name of the book is ‘My Experiments with Truth.
The book was presented to me by my sister on my birthday. I was very happy to receive this book. The book is so interesting that I like to read it again and again.
.Our libraries are full of biographies and autobiographies of great men. But of all the autobiographies I like the autobiography of the Mahatma the most. The name of the book is ‘My Experiments with Truth. The book was presented to me by my sister on my birthday. I was very happy to receive this book. The book is so interesting that I like to read it again and again.
My Experiments with Truth’ brings before us a true picture of Gandhiji’s life. The book tells us that right from his childhood Gandhiji appreciated the virtues of truth and non-violence.
After passing the matriculation examination, Gandhiji went to England for higher studies. He returned to India as a barrister. He started legal practice in Bombay. He proved a failure as a barrister, for he refused to plead false cases.
The book tells us about Gandhiji’s work in South Africa. Gandhiji went to plead the case of a rich merchant. Gandhiji was distressed at the pathetic condition of the Indians living in South Africa.
They were ill-treated by the white people. Gandhiji decided to fight for the rights of the Indians He launched a Satyagraha against the discriminatory treatment met out to the Indians. At long last, his movement turned successful.
After the successful conduct of the agitation in South Africa, Gandhiji returned to India in 1915. This agitation had generated in Gandhiji a sense of confidence. Now he decided to launch a movement in India to secure freedom for the country from the British oppressors.
So he devoted himself to the noble cause of making the country free. In 1921 he started the famous Non-cooperation Movement’ against the British Government. This Movement was based on non-violence. However, he had to call it off because of the eruption of violence in some parts of the country.
Gandhiji spent many years in jail. In 1942 he started the famous “Quit India Movement. He was determined not to rest contented till India got freedom. Nothing could chill his spirits and nothing could make him deviate from his path. The British Government was compelled to set India free.
Gandhi’s autobiography is full of teachings for us. The account of his like in South Africa is very touching. His movement there was based on non-violence, fearlessness and love. His success proved that non-violence was more powerful than violence.
Though the British rulers perpetrated cruel des on the volunteers of the movement in India and threw them into the jails yet Gandhiji bore no ill-will against the British people. He taught us to hate evil and not the evil-doer.
Gandhiji’s My Experiments with Truth’ has been one of the most popular books of the world. It has been translated in most of the languages of the world. It has proved to be one of the best-sellers in modern times. This book has caught the imagination of the freedom loving people everywhere in the world.