Biography of Famous Personalities

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This Article is about the various top personalities of India before and after independence. Here are some books of Autobiographies of top leaders of our country explaining their experience, struggle and contribution in making our country dignified among the other different countries of the world.


(by Kiran Bedi)

About the Author

Kiran Bedi is ranked among one of the famous personalities of India and she is the first and was the highest ranked woman in the officer ranks of the Indian Police Service. She is a recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for revolutionary reforms in police and prisons. Kiran has been voted as the most trusted and admired woman in the country. Her two NGOs, Nav-Jyoti and India Vision Foundation reach out to thousands daily in education and self reliance. She is an author of several books, anchors, TV shows, and travels widely on speaking engagements.

Summary of the Book

It is about a life truly lived and living. The real life story of India’s first and highest ranked woman officer in the Indian Police Service who pioneered a Gandhian model of policing marked by utmost devotion to duty, innovation, compassion and, above all, willpower!

In Dare to Do! For the New Generation, Kiran Bedi enthuses, motivates and inspires today’s youngsters to clearly chalk out and achieve their goals and objectives without fear and without being overwhelmed by circumstances, however adverse they may be. She emphasizes the fact that qualities such as honesty, dedication, diligence and commitment to one’s profession are vital if one wants to succeed in life. She also drives home the point that there are no short cuts to success. Her own track record provides various examples of how she converted challenges into opportunities and how she refused to buckle under pressure from some of the most influential people in the corridors of power.

In this volume, she has added a highly relevant chapter on the empowerment of women to explain how, in several situations of their own making, even educated women’s dis-empower themselves. This is a special and exclusive edition, for the new generation, of Kiran Bedi’s bestselling and long running autobiography I Dare!


(by Mahatma Gandhi)

About Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is called the Father of the Nation for his unparalleled leadership in the India’s freedom struggle.He was better acknowledged as Bapuji and Mahatma Gandhi. His conviction in truth and nonviolence were resolute. He was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on the 2nd of October in the year 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. His birthday is now being observed as the International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi completed his early education from the Samaldas College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. He obtained his degree as a Barrister from the University College London. After an endeavour to start his profession in India, Gandhi went to South Africa to work as a legal representative. He worked for twenty one years there. He then became the only man in the history of the freedom struggle to whose call, an entire nation stood on its toes to fight against the British regime. He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 1948. Some of the other important works and compilations by Gandhi are Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule, All Men Are Brothers, On Non-Violence, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas, Key to Health, Satyagraha in South Africa, Self-Restraint vs Self-Indulgence, The Way to Communal Harmony and many more.

Summary of the Book

Satya Ke Sath Mere Prayog begins with an introduction written by the Mahatma himself, where the readers will discover why and how Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, took up the task of penning down his autobiography. The autobiography is divided chronologically into four parts that have sumptuous descriptions of his early life and experiences. These four parts detail to us the different phases of his life – his birth and parentage, marriage, life after marriage, the trips to South Africa and the adversities he faced while practicing law, life during his stay in Poona and Madras, his experimentation with the way of nonviolence – Satyagraha, his religious connections, caste system, Indian National Congress, his time after returning to India, about his inspirations, his life as a Brahmachari again, self-examination, how he overcame his introversion to speak up before the crowds, his spiritual quandary, his role in India’s freedom struggle, his journey from Mohan to Mahatma, and much more

Turning Points (Hindi)

(by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam)

About A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is a scientist and a former President of India.

Other books by Dr. Kalam include India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India, and Wings of Fire: An Autobiography.

Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born in 1931 in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. He graduated with a degree in physics from St. Joseph’s College in Trichy. He later studied aerospace engineering for his Master’s degree. He worked at the DRDO and ISRO. He played a vital organizational role in the Pokhran II Nuclear Missile Test in 1998. He became the eleventh President of India in 2002. The honors he has received include several honorary doctorates, the Veer Savarkar Award and the Bharat Ratna.

Summary Of The Book

In recent times, the post of the President of India has never attracted as much attention as during the period when it was held by Dr. Kalam. A scientist and a visionary, a dreamer and a patriot, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam brought passion and drive to the post during his tenure.

Turning Points (Hindi) pick up the strings where Wings Of Fire ends. It begins with the interesting tale of how Dr. Kalam received the news that he was being offered the post of the highest office in India. He received a phone call from the then Prime Minister Vajpayee when he was at the Anna University campus, after giving a lecture there. The book then describes the interesting and important events while he was in the post. But it focuses more on his vision for his country and his efforts to make it a reality, than on himself.

He describes the changes he initiated in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, like installing virtual conferencing facilities, renovating the Mughal Gardens and so on. He also describes some interesting experiences like his meeting with Field Marshal Manekshaw.

He made the President’s office accessible to everyone, and he used his post to share his vision for the country’s future with the youth. He initiated projects like PURA for Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas. A strong advocate of the use of technology in all aspects of governance, he set an example by making use of all the technology available to him while at office. He installed some technological facilities in the President’s office and also ensured instant access to all necessary information from the Planning Commission and other departments.

The personal anecdotes he provides of his time at the office are about the well known ones, like the time he sent back the Office of Profit Bill, and his offer to resign after he lent his approval to the controversial dissolution of the Bihar assembly. He focuses on how he used electronic mail in the whole process as he was in Moscow when the Bihar incident happened.

For anyone who shares his vision and his passion to see the country in a strong position in all aspects in a short period of time, Turning Points (Hindi) is a good read. The book reads more like an exposition of his Vision 2020 than an autobiography.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

(by B. krishna)

This book examines the extraordinary contribution of Sardar Patel, from his unflinching support to Gandhi’s satyagrahas and the Indian freedom struggle, to his farsighted and courageous approach in building a strong, integrated India.

Martyu Se Vapsi Netaji Ka Rahasya

(by Anuj Dhar)

This book named Martyu Se Vapsi Netaji Ka Rahasya was written by Anuj Dhar. This interesting book is published by the pulishing house of Manas Publications. The pages of this generic book are neat and clean and comes with clear printing.

An incomplete inspection of a very important Indian’s fate

The work of Anuj Dhar has been often speculative and devoid of hard evidences, bordering on conjecture, but it is nevertheless very important considering the paucity of work on this vital subject in India. Systemic suppression of evidence in last 70 years makes any research next to impossible and the author has to rely on often minuscule amounts of data to forward any logical conclusion.

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