By Mohandas K Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was once born in Western India in 1869. He was once 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 again 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, hundreds of thousands of protesters might interact in mass campaigns of civil disobedience, looking swap via ahimsa or non-violence. For Gandhi, the lengthy course in the direction of Indian independence could result in imprisonment and difficulty, but he by no means as soon as forgot the foundations of fact and non-violence so expensive to him. Written within the Twenties, Gandhi's autobiography tells of his struggles and his inspirations; a strong and enduring assertion of a unprecedented existence.
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I always enjoyed the affection of my teachers. Certificates of progress and character used to be sent to the parents every year. I never had a bad certificate. In fact I even won prizes after I passed out of second standard. In the fifth and sixth I obtained scholarships of four and ten rupees respectively, an achievement for which I have to thank good luck more than my merit. For the scholarships were not open to all, but reserved for the best boys amongst those coming from the Sorath Division of Kathiawad.
It has now undergone careful revision, and from the point of view of language it has had the benefit of careful revision by a revered friend, who, among many other things, has the reputation of being an eminent English scholar. Before undertaking the task, he made it a condition that his name should on no account be given out. I accept the condition. It is needless to say it heightens my sense of gratitude to him. Chapters 29–43 of Part V were translated by my friend and colleague Pyarelal during my absence in Bardoli at the time of the Bardoli Agrarian Inquiry by the Broomfield Committee in 1928–9.
3 Child Marriage Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall have to swallow many such bitter draughts in the course of this narrative. And I cannot do otherwise, if I claim to be a worshipper of Truth. 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.