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An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Introduction

Part One

1. Birth and Parentage
2. Childhood
3. Child marriage
4. Playing the husband
5. At the high school
6. A tragedy
7. A tragedy (continued)
8. Stealing and atonement
9. My father's death and my double shame
10. Glimpses of religion
11. Preparation for England
12. Outcaste
13. In London at last
14. My choice
15. Playing the English gentleman
16. Changes
17. Experiments in dietetics
18. Shyness my shield
19. The canker of untruth
20. Acquaintance with religions
21. 'Nirbal ke bala Rama'
22. Narayan Hemchandra
23. The Great Exhibition
24. 'Called' - but then?
25. My helplessness
Part Two

1. Raychandbhai
2. How I began life
3. The first case
4. The first shock
5. Preparing for South Africa
6. Arrival in Natal
7. Some experiences
8. On the way to Pretoria
9. More hardships
10. First day in Pretoria
11. Christian contacts
12. Seeking touch with Indians
13. What it is to be a 'coolie'
14. Preparation for the case
15. Religious ferment
16. Man proposes, God disposes
17. Settled in Natal
18. Colour bar
19. Natal Indian Congress
20. Balasundaram
21. The £3 tax
22. Comparative study of religions
23. As a householder
24. Homeward
25. In India
26. Two passions
27. The Bombay meeting
28. Poona and Madras
29. 'Return soon'
Part Three

1. Rumblings of the storm
2. The storm
3. The test
4. The calm after the storm
5. Education of children
6. Spirit of service
7. Brahmacharya - I
8. Brahmacharya - II
9. Simple life
10. The Boer War
11. Sanitary reform and famine relief
12. Return to India
13. In India again
14. Clerk and bearer
15. In the Congress
16. Lord Curzon's darbar
17. A month with Gokhale - I
18. A month with Gokhale - II
19. A month with Gokhale - III
20. In Benares
21. Settled in Bombay?
22. Faith on its trial
23. To South Africa again
Part Four

1. 'Love's Labour's Lost?'
2. Autocrats from Asia
3. Pocketed the insult
4. Quickened spirit of sacrifice
5. Result of introspection
6. A sacrifice to vegetarianism
7. Experiments in earth and water treatment
8. A warning
9. A tussle with power
10. A sacred recollection and penance
11. Intimate European contacts
12. European contacts (Continued)
13. 'Indian Opinion'
14. Coolie locations or ghettoes?
15. The black plague - I
16. The black plague - II
17. Location in flames
18. The magic spell of a book
19. The Phoenix Settlement
20. The first night
21. Polak takes the plunge
22. Whom God protects
23. A peep into the household
24. The Zulu 'rebellion'
25. Heart searchings
26. The birth of Satyagraha
27. More experiments in dietetics
28. Kasturbai's courage
29. Domestic Satyagraha
30. Towards self-restraint
31. Fasting
32. As schoolmaster
33. Literary training
34. Training of the spirit
35. Tares among the wheat
36. Fasting as penance
37. To meet Gokhale
38. My part in the war
39. A spiritual dilemma
40. Miniature Satyagraha
41. Gokhale's charity
42. Treatment of pleurisy
43. Homeward
44. Some reminiscences of the bar
45. Sharp practice?
46. Clients turned co-workers
47. How a client was saved
Part Five

1. The first experience
2. With Gokhale in Poona
3. Was it a threat?
4. Shantiniketan
5. Woes of third class passengers
6. Wooing
7. Kumbha mela
8. Lakshman Jhula
9. Founding of the ashram
10. On the anvil
11. Abolition of indentured emigration
12. The stain of indigo
13. The gentle Bihari
14. Face to face with Ahimsa
15. Case withdrawn
16. Methods of work
17. Companions
18. Penetrating the villages
19. When a Governor is good
20. In touch with labour
21. A peep into the ashram
22. The fast
23. The Kheda Satyagraha
24. 'The onion thief'
25. End of Kheda Satyagraha
26. Passion for unity
27. Recruiting campaign
28. Near death's door
29. The Rowlatt Bills and my dilemma
30. That wonderful spectacle!
31. That memorable week! - I
32. That memorable week! - II
33. 'A Himalayan miscalculation'
34. 'Navajivan' and 'Young India'
35. In the Punjab
36. The Khilafat against cow protection?
37. The Amritsar Congress
38. Congress initiation
39. The birth of Khadi
40. Found at last!
41. An instructive dialogue
42. Its rising tide
43. At Nagpur
44. Farewell
                                                                                                                                                                                                        





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