By Mohandas K Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was once born in Western India in 1869. He used to be informed in London and later travelled to South Africa, the place he skilled racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting his first crusade of passive resistance. In 1915 he back to British-controlled India, bringing to a rustic within the throes of independence his dedication to non-violent switch, and his trust regularly within the energy of fact. lower than Gandhi's lead, thousands of protesters could interact in mass campaigns of civil disobedience, looking switch via ahimsa or non-violence. For Gandhi, the lengthy direction in the direction of Indian independence could result in imprisonment and trouble, but he by no means as soon as forgot the rules of fact and non-violence so expensive to him. Written within the Nineteen Twenties, Gandhi's autobiography tells of his struggles and his inspirations; a robust and enduring assertion of a rare lifestyles.
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How was I to talk to her, and what was I to say? The coaching could not carry me far. But no coaching is really necessary in such matters. The impressions of the former birth are potent enough to make all coaching superfluous. We gradually began to know each other, and to speak freely together. We were the same age. But I took no time in assuming the authority of a husband. 4 Playing the Husband About the time of my marriage, little pamphlets costing a pice, or a pie (I now forget how much), used to be issued, in which conjugal love, thrift, child marriages, and other such subjects were discussed.
It is my painful duty to have to record here my marriage at the age of thirteen. As I see the youngsters of the same age about me who are under my care, and think of my own marriage, I am inclined to pity myself and to congratulate them on having escaped my lot. I can see no moral argument in support of such a preposterously early marriage. Let the reader make no mistake. I was married, not betrothed. For in Kathiawad there are two distinct rites – betrothal and marriage. Betrothal is a preliminary promise on the part of the parents of the boy and the girl to join them in marriage, and it is not inviolable.
Let hundreds like me perish, but let truth prevail. Let us not reduce the standard of truth even by a hair’s breadth for judging erring mortals like myself. I hope and pray that no one will regard the advice interspersed in the following chapters as authoritative. The experiments narrated should be regarded as illustrations, in the light of which every one may carry on his own experiments according to his own inclination and capacity. I trust that to this limited extent the illustrations will be really helpful; because I am not going either to conceal or understate any ugly things that must be told.
An Auto biography; Or, the story of my experiments with truth. by Mohandas K Gandhi