Mohandas Gandhi inspired the spiritual and political souls of millions of people. His concept of non-violent resistance propelled numerous struggles in the world. His own personal and political struggles recorded in his autobiography "The story of my experiments with truth" continues to this day to be a source of inspiration to thousands of people.
Narrated by Nandita Das with Shekhar Kapur (Best known for his Oscar nominated film "Elizabeth")
Adapted by Anushka Ravishankar
Music by 3 Brothers & A Violin
Art by Thota Tharani
Gandhi's nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation, and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. Although accepting of his status as a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence, and, just then, colonialism, Gandhi feared that enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding. He says that he was after truth rooted in devotion to God and attributed the turning points, successes, and challenges in his life to the will of God. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices (he called himself a fruitarian), celibacy, and ahimsa, a life without violence. It is in this sense that he calls his book The Story of My Experiments with Truth, offering it also as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps.
Charkha audiobooks brings you this autobiography in an abridged form, with a seamless narrative that provides the backdrop of pre-independent India. Interspersed with the Mahatma's favourite songs, the audiobook is a remarkable listening experience.
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MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH
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