Gandhi's nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brough him to such a level of notoriety, adulation, and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. He says that he was after truth rooted in devotion to God and attributed the turning points, successes, and challenges in his life to the will of God. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices (he called himself a fruitarian), celibacy, and ahinsa, a life without violence. It is in this sense that he calls his book. The Story of My Experiments with Truth, offering it also as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps.
About Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a freedom fighter, former advocate and Indian political figure. He was famous for his advocacy on nonviolence and his general outlook on life.