5 Best Books On Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The fact that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-congressperson to successfully complete a full five-year term as Prime Minister of the largest democracy in the world, India, says a lot about the man and the personality that set him apart from other politicians in Hindustan. And through these books on Atal Bihari, readers will learn more about Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari’s life and times, as well as his contributions towards the holistic development of his motherland.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee books
I recommend these five books to readers who are eager to learn about the poet-politician who went on to become the PM of India. If possible, read the book in chronological order, as I’ve listed below.
1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, A Man For All Seasons by Kingshuk Nag
2. Kashmir The Vajpayee Years by A. S. Dulat
3. The Saffron Tide by Kingshuk Nag
4. Haar Nahi Manoonga, Ek Atal Jeevan Gatha by Vijay Trivedi
5. The Untold Vajpayee by Ullekh N. P.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, A Man For All Seasons by Kingshuk Nag
There are a few biography books on Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. But Kingshuk Nag’s book, Vajpayee, A Man For All Seasons, is the best. It’s a concisely written book that is written from a layman’s point of view. The language is very easy to read. The author covers Atal Ji’s family life, his student days in Gwalior, his entry into politics, and afterwards. This is a highly recommended book from my side.
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Kashmir The Vajpayee Years by A. S. Dulat
Written by the former chief of India’s external intelligence agency, R&AW, the book Kashmir, The Vajpayee Years, tells us about the several initiatives started by the then PM of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, vis-à-vis Kashmir and the author’s own experience while working there. The book also contains several photographs of Atal Ji with the various stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
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The Saffron Tide by Kingshuk Nag
The story of the world’s largest political party, the BJP, wouldn’t start without mentioning the name of its first president, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. And Kingshuk Nag, through his well-written book, captures the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the role played by Atal ji in its rise in the chaotic politics of Hindustan.
I’ve recommended this book because the story of the political party with which Atal Ji was associated through thick and thin needs to be understood by those who are eager to learn about him.
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Haar Nahi Manoonga, Ek Atal Jeevan Gatha by Vijay Trivedi
For readers who struggle with the English language. The best option is Hara Nahi Manoonga. This Atal Ji biography book is excellent and written in Hindi, so that helps. In fact, the images depicting AB Vajpayee’s life and times add to the reading experience.
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The Untold Vajpayee by Ullekh N. P.
The Untold Vajpayee is a readable biography of Atal Ji. The language is easy to understand. It also includes several photographs of Vajpayee Ji. Readers can skip this book. Because the books that I’ve mentioned above are more than enough for readers to gain good information about AB Vajpayee.
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I hope you like these book recommendations. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.