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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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Thank you Sagar Arya & DK studio.

Thank you for getting it narrated by Sagar Arya.
Sagar Arya has the capability to take this great book to a great level with his voice and narration.
Sagar Arya and Siddhant pinto are my favourite narrators in Audible. They are the best.

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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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enriching experience

A Deep insight of mahatma's life and his ideology.very fascinating how he held on to truth even in most trying times of his life

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It's all Justification, don't expect much...

I had heard a lot about this book. But didn't find what I was expecting out of it The book is more or less Gandhiji's journal starting childhood...till1920. Gandhiji has wrote all the justification of what he did and couldn't do. Ofcourse as the books title says he has confessed many truths. In the later part of the book, the chapters are just finished by asking the reader to refer to othe book.
The book was like the reader should understand why I did things which reader thinks I should not have done or should I have done- justification...
At many places I was able to learn lessons from his life...but I guess many people face such a dilemma and if his conscience is good, he will take decisions which Gandhiji did...
the narrator has justified it well...

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Okayish

Gandhi ji without a doubt is a legend. But this book is more about vegetarian food than anything else. I'd rather suggest you to read history books on Indian Freedom Struggle. Narration is awesome though.

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worked a lot on voice and pauses

books is good no doubt, first I thought it's about how Gandhi did what Gandhi did.. later I get to know his philosophy behind things he did.
might not thought about this thing in my own life.. but sometimes it's important we take a pause and look back.. and learn and unlearn things..

audio version of this is five star.. listen on 1.75x if hindi speaker because of accent

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Inspiring !

The sacrifices and leadership of Mahatma Gandhi for India are well known , documented and read . It is always pleasure to understand his thinking around principles through this book , that actually created vision , rallied movements, shaped the efforts of thousands of Indians in fight for independence from British rule and still continue to influence Indian political and social thinking .

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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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  • 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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  • 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.