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Books on Mahatma Gandhi

The Story of My Experiments with Truth

The Story of My Experiments with Truth is the autobiography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, covering his life from early childhood through to 1921. It was written in weekly instalments and published in his journal Navjivan from 1925 to 1929. Its English translation also appeared in instalments in his other journal Young India. It was initiated at the insistence of Swami Anand and other close co-workers of Gandhi, who encouraged him to explain the background of his public campaigns. In 1999, the book was designated as one of the “100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century” by a committee of global spiritual and religious authorities.


Gandhi the Man

Gandhi the Man is a biography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi written by Eknath Easwaran. The book was originally published in the United States in 1973. Several subsequent expanded editions have been published. Foreign (non-English) editions have also been published in several languages. The book has been reviewed in newspapers, professional journals, and websites. The subtitle of the 4th edition is how one man changed himself to change the world.


Gandhi Before India

Gandhi Before India is a 2013 book by the Indian historian Ramachandra Guha, the first part of a planned two-volume biography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The book deals with Gandhi’s life up to his return to India following a 21-year period as a lawyer and civil-rights activist in South Africa.


Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948

Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948 is a 1968 documentary biography film, detailing the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The film was produced by The Gandhi National Memorial Fund in cooperation with the Films Division of the Government of India, and was directed and scripted by Vithalbhai Jhaveri. Jhaveri also provides the commentary throughout the film. The film is in black and white, contains 33 reels (14 chapters), and runs for 330 minutes.


Mahatma Gandhi: The Father of the Nation

Mahatma Gandhi: The Father of the Nation by Subhadra Sen Gupta is a biography of Mahatma Gandhi that provides an insightful chronicle of his life and times. The book begins with a summary of who he was, what he means to India and to the world, his historic achievements, his worldwide name, fame and his heritage that continues to inspire reform. It also includes his qualities as a person characterising some of these in language that today’s children can relate to – he disliked putting on his false teeth and ate the most boring food you can imagine.

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