An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth: A Critical Edition

byM. K. GandhiIntroduction byTridip Suhrud Translated byMahadev Desai

March 20, 2018|
An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth: A Critical Edition by M. K. Gandhi
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The first critical, annotated edition of M. K. Gandhi’s most famous written work

“This pioneering critical edition subtly and invaluably expands our understanding of one of Gandhi’s key texts—and our sense of the man himself.”—Sunil Khilnani

In the mid-1920s, prompted by a “small, still voice” that encouraged him to lay bare what was known only to him and his God, M. K. Gandhi began writing and publishing his autobiography. Drafted during a period of intensive fasting and “in-dwelling” at his ashram in Ahmedabad, his story of the soul portrayed the deeper, more inward experiences that made him externally an innovator in the struggles against violence, racism, and colonialism. The book, written in Gujarati and translated into English by Mahadev Desai, would become an international classic, hailed as one of the “100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century.”
 
This first critical edition of this seminal work by leading Gandhi scholar Tridip Suhrud offers an unprecedented window into the original Gujarati text. Including both alternative English translations and illuminating notes, as well as a deeply researched introduction, it will bring renewed critical attention to one of the world’s most widely read books.
Tridip Suhrud works on the life and thought of Gandhi and the intellectual history of Gujarati. He is professor and director of archives at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Suhrud has translated a four-part biography of Gandhi, My Life Is My Message. He is currently working on an eight-volume compendium of peasant testimonies of indigo cult...
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Title:An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth: A Critical Edition
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:816 pages, 10 X 7 X 1.94 in
Shipping dimensions:816 pages, 10 X 7 X 1.94 in
Published:March 20, 2018
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300234077

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