Books Written by Greatest Indians

Oct 23, 2021

1. Hindu View of Life by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan A timeless treatise on what constitutes the Hindu way of life. Religion in India can appear to be a confusing tangle of myths, with many different gods and goddesses worshipped in countless forms. This complexity stems from a love of story-telling, as much as anything else, but it is only the surface expression of Indian faith. Beneath can be found a system of unifying beliefs that have guided the lives of ordinary families for generations. Here, one of the most profound philosophers of India explains these and other related concepts intrinsic to the Hindu philosophy of life. Bharat Ratna Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman. He was the first vice president of India and the second as well. One of India's most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy. He is thought of as having built a bridge between east and west by showing that the philosophical systems of each tradition are comprehensible within the terms of others. He wrote authoritative exegeses of India's religious and philosophical lit for the English-speaking world.

2. Why I am an Atheist and Other Works by Bhagat Singh is a name that became synonymous with revolution in India's struggle for Independence. This young boy brought about a change in the way people thought about freedom. He was well-read and fought extensively for rights. Be it his own, his comrades' or his countrymen's. A discussion with a friend soon turned into a matter of a self-assessment for Bhagat Singh, leading to a discourse on why he chose to be an atheist. Even in the face of death at a very young age, his uncanny observation leads to his putting forth some pertinent questions. On another occasion, he was disappointed with his father's plea in court for his innocence and chose to write a letter to him. This book is a collection of eighteen of his valued writings from within the walls of the prison and outside it, which shows us the resolve in his words, and the bravery in his acts subsequently.

3. Annihilation of Caste B.R.Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important, yet neglected works of political writings from India. Written in 1936, it's an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste system. Ambedkar offers a scholarly critique of Hindu scriptures, scriptures that sanction a rigidly hierarchical and iniquitous social system. The world's best-known Hindu, Mahatama Gandhi, responded publicly to the provocation. The hatchet was never buried.

4. Wings of Fire by A.P.J Abdul Kalam Dr. Kalam examines his early life, effort, hardship, fortitude, luck and chance that eventually led him to lead Indian space research, nuclear and missile programs. Kalam started his career, after graduating from Aerospace engineering at MIT, India, at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and was assigned to build a hovercraft prototype. Later, he moved to ISRO and helped establish Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and pioneered the first space launch vehicle program. During the 1990s and early 2000, Kalam moved to the DRDO to lead the Indian nuclear weapons program, with particular successes in the thermonuclear weapons development culminating in the operation Smiling Buddha and an ICBM Agni (missile). Kalam died on 27 July 2015, during a speech at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, Meghalaya. One can find these and other products by Indians on Aslidesi.