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To mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhi's birth, DK presents the audiobook of The Story of My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography, narrated by Sagar Arya.

Gandhi's nonviolent struggles against racism, violence and colonialism in South Africa and India had brought him to such a level of notoriety and adulation that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. 

He feared the enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding of his quest for truth rooted in devotion to God. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy and a life without violence. 

This is not a straightforward narrative biography. In The Story of My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography, Gandhi offers his life story as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps.

A well-known Indian actor, Sagar Arya has narrated over 35 audiobooks, including White Teeth by Zadie Smith, Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham and audiobooks by Amish, and he brings his wealth of knowledge to this production. His television credits include A Touch of Frost, Hunted, Spooks, Casualty and Holby City. He appeared as Claudio in RSC's Much Ado About Nothing as well as Twelfth Night (West End), The Great Game (Tricycle) and A Fine Balance (Hampstead).

©2019 M. K. Gandhi (P)2019 DK Audio

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What a performance!

Sagar Arya nailed his performance as Bapu. Excellent audio book. The book of course is legendary and a must read/listen for any Indian and a recommended reading for humanity in general. One might agree or disagree with Gandhi on individual issues but the overall force of his character cannot be denied.

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Wow ! What a Great life filled with experiments !!!

Thank you DK Audio for bringing out this masterpiece in Audio book format. Beautifully narrated by Sagar Arya. Like the Gandhi movie, this one is also a must listen for every Indian.
It’s a shame that I am reading this book at age 45. But better late than never.
I strongly believe that listening to this book has brought in a profound impact on me.
How did Gandhi manage to live such an eventful life. Full of experiments, many of them so dangerous. Really wonder how he survived for 79 years even after being so tough on himself.
Kasturba Gandhi must have been a Great soul. Else it is not possible for a normal person to put up with all that Gandhi did.
Gandhi remembers the names of thousands of characters whom he has come across in his life and mentions them in the book. Looks like, he maintained a journal of his entire life in a disciplined way.
But this book doesn’t cover his journey with respect to his contribution in the final phase of India’s freedom struggle. I am very keen to read his version of the same.
This book has kindled my interest to read more about Gandhi and his works. And of course, he has a deep influence on the reader and this would for sure bring in many changes in my lifestyle.

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Very relevant to these days

Since childhood wished to read, thanks to audible for taking through gigantic personalities life in his own words. My respect Bapu has multifold. Pray to walk on his footprint

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An epic legend but monotonous...

I wanted to learn about the life of the great people and the decision they made that got them into the places where they were, so what better person than our Bapu, so i started listening to this book. After listening to about 18 hrs of this book, i found that Gandhiji was just like every other introvert during the initial stages of his life, shy and reclusive. But then as the book progresses you find out the decisions that he made, if not all, almost all of them were morally right. Just one right decision after another you slowly see what it takes to be a Mahatma. There are moment during the book where you ask yourself, how can someone be so simple, self reliant and make so-many sacrifices, yet be in the happiest state of mind. Also the voiceover is just plain amazing, its like Ghandiji himself is telling us about his life. The voice is so calm and peacefull, if you are not carefull you may fall asleep, happend to me more than once, lol.
But if you are person who generally does not like history and anecdotes, well then this book might not be for you, because it is full of description of events and so many different people whom ghandiji came across and different dilemmas that Ghandiji had. Well what do you expect it is a autobiography afterall. Howmuchever amazing the story of Ghandiji is, it gets boring, there are rarely any exciting moments. So if you are a person who enjoys exhillirating and stimulating books, then maybe you won't like this one. If you are looking for a thrilling read , I recommend - Param Vir-Vikram batra(GL Batra), Wings of fire(APJ Abdul Kalam), Elon Musk (Aslee Vance), Can't hurt me (David Goggins).

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The Narration makes it Better

Lot to process. dellayed reading this for a long time. Happy that i finally read it.
Makes you realize that afterall, Gandhi too was an ordinary man who became The Gandhi by toiling throughout life.

the origin recording of Gandhi at the end made you it a good ending...

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great narration and everything as seen in the book

Loved it 😊 very happy to have completed by resolution to complete the book. As seen in the original book and excellent work of narration.

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The story of my experiment with Audible!

The story of my experiment with Audible has helped me achieve my long time due wishes of reading some of these great books. Thanks to Audible.
Mr. Sagar Arya's narration is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Absolutely an amazing book!

An eye opener to a marvellous life well lived. That it was inspirational is an understatement.

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The height of being moral

This is an awesome book and it is very well narrated by Mr Sagar Arya.
One who wants to know about morality and sustainable way of life should read or listen to it. It explains a lot of concepts like Integrity, Brahmacharya, Honesty, why we should do fasting, tolerance and many more.

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Truth means Hahimsa

Difficult to review The Mahatma's Autobiography in my little experience about life and selfless work.....everyone must listen and if we adopt and practice few of his character means a lot to our life. 🙏🙏

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  • Mikhail
  • 04-04-21

Spirit of Gandhi

Sagar Arya is so authentic that I felt that Gandhi himself was narrating his authobiography. Great book by great Man combined with great narration gave me 20+ ours of great experience.

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  • Louis Raubenheimer
  • 06-06-22

An exhibition of pure living and passive resistance

Has there ever been a politician who's motives were purer? What would the world be like if even a fraction of the world's political leaders had Gandhi's ethics and discipline in sticking to them? He lived a model life and when one engages with this autobiography you easily understand why his political career achieved such great heights so quickly. By no means faultless, Gandhi's strength was in seeing the errors of his ways with such incredible humility and self-awareness. I was particularly interested in his time in South Africa, which was for longer I involved far more political depth than I had known. He is an incredible example, someone who's ideals are worth striving for for all of us.

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  • Musa Thompson
  • 08-10-21

Leadership in context

A very long but inspiring book. Difficult to follow in most cases because of the Indian names, cities, traditions that were referenced however, the take out of from this book is, “to be a true leader you have to be ready to serve the people with everything within and without with no reason to compromise TRUTH even in the face of difficulties”.

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  • Jussie
  • 02-07-20

A fascinating and quite detailed biography

It seemed quite long, but when you have as many accomplishments and challenges as this guy did, then I guess, the length automatically follows.
Absolutely fascinating.

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  • Louise M.
  • 29-09-22

Realised he's so hypocritical

Benifited from an education in England but not only denied his sons the same experience he denied them even basic education thinking he could do it better himself then neglected them so they are basicly illiterate.
Abandoned his teenage wife with his newborn son to go off perusing his own interests in England then South Africa. Kept getting her pregnant but anytime it wasn't convenient to have her around packed her off to her parents.
So much of his teaching is not reflected in his own life. I found him hypocritical and egotistical.
I read to the end but didn't enjoy the read at all. Not recommended. Don't waist your money or your time.

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  • salman
  • 02-03-21

The story of self control and public service

It’s through ‘Ahimsa’ that God can be perceived and it’s through ‘Sachia Garah’ that society can be transformed. Gandhi lived according to what he believed in, this book contains the story that how did he put his beliefs to practice and what outcomes did he experience. At the end turn of 19th century when Darwin, Einstein and Freud were putting forward their scientific theories, Gandhi was exploring some spiritual domains.

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  • Loretta.
  • 09-03-22

The Stpry of my Experement With Truth M. K .Gandh

A very interesting man Thank you Gandhi 🙏
thank you Sager Arya for reading to me .
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