Books On Prisons

My Experiments with Truth

Name of the book: My Experiments with Truth

Author: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Publisher: Rajpal and Sons, 2015 edition

Year: 1927

The great leader of all times Mahatma Gandhi was jailed repeatedly. When arrested, he pleaded guilty and asked for the severest punishment. In South Africa, the horror, shame and hardship of jail life, originally a punishment allotted to criminals, scared the Indians. Gandhi removed this fear from their hearts. He was jailed eleven times. Once he was arrested thrice within four days. If he were to complete all his jail terms, he would have spent 11 years and 19 days in jail. His punishment was reduced occasionally and he spent 6 years and 10 months in prison altogether. He first entered a jail at the age of 39. He walked out of the prison gates for the last time when he was 75. His experiences inside the jail had a deep impact on his autobiographical sketch, My Experiments with Truth.

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