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An Autobiography: 150th Anniversary Edition with an Introduction by Pankaj Mishra

M. K. Gandhi Pankaj Mishra Mahadev Desai



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19 September 2019
Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political ideologies; Demonstrations & protest movements
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in western India in 1869. He was educated in London and later travelled to South Africa, where he experienced racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting his first campaign of passive resistance.

In 1915 he returned to British-controlled India, bringing to a country in the throes of independence his commitment to non-violent change, and his belief always in the power of truth. Under Gandhi's lead, millions of protesters would engage in mass campaigns of civil disobedience, seeking change through moral conversion of the colonizers.

For Gandhi, the long path towards Indian independence would lead to imprisonment and hardship, yet he never once forgot the principles of truth and non-violence so dear to him.

Written in the 1920s, Gandhi's autobiography tells not only of his struggles and inspirations but also speaks frankly of his failures. It is a powerful and enduring account of an extraordinary life.
By:   M. K. Gandhi
Introduction by:   Pankaj Mishra
Translated by:   Mahadev Desai
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   150th Anniversary Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9780241986998
ISBN 10:   0241986990
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   19 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mohandas Gandhi was born in Western India in 1869. After studying law in London and living in South Africa for many years, he returned to India in 1915, where he spent the rest of his life campaigning for India's independence and promoting his fundamental principles of truth and non-violence. He died in 1948.

Reviews for An Autobiography: 150th Anniversary Edition with an Introduction by Pankaj Mishra

Gandhi's ideas have played a vital role in South Africa's transformation and with the help of Gandhi's teaching, apartheid has been overcome -- Nelson Mandela I have the greatest admiration for Mahatma Gandhi. He was a great human being with a deep understanding of human nature. His life has inspired me -- The Dalai Lama He is a hero not just to India but to the world -- Barack Obama Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics -- Martin Luther King Jr. Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood -- Albert Einstein upon the death of M. K. Gandhi

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