Here, in his own words, Mohandas Gandhi tells about his life as a child, a student, a lawyer, and as a leader of his people.
He does not come across as being very special in many of the ways that most people think of when they talk about a “great” person.
But what readers do see is that from the earliest part of his life, telling the truth and doing what he believed was right were very important to Gandhi. As he grew older, when most people were learning to cheat on the truth, Gandhi, instead, became even more honest and even more serious about learning what was right and what was wrong.
His whole life was one long “experiment with truth”, and his story should encourage anyone who is trying to do what is right today, in a world where truth and love and faith and honesty seem to be losing the war against all that is evil. Read his story, and let it change your life.
David Mckay translates this classic book into what he calls "Easy English" (a 900 word vocabulary specifically designed for people learning English as a second language).