Best Biography Books That Every Indian Should Read

The following best biography books deserves to be read by every Indian irrespective of his or her caste, creed, religion, color and ethnicity.

 

Best Biography Books –

. The life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer

. Without Fear, The life and trial of Bhagat Singh by Kuldeep Nayar

. The Man who unified India by Balraj Krishna

. Rani Laxmibai the warrior queen of Jhansi by Pratibha Ranade

. Beyond the last blue Mountain, A life of J.R.D. Tata by R.M. Lala

. Half Lion how PV Narasimha Rao transformed India by Vinay Sitapati

. Love and Revolution the authorised biography of Faiz Ahmed Faiz by Ali Madeeh Hashmi

. Jawaharlal Nehru A biography by Frank Moraes

. Syama Prasad Mookerjee life and times by TathaGata Roy

. Kanshiram, leader of the Dalits by Badri Narayan

. Feroze the forgotten Gandhi by Bertil Falk

.The Emperor who never was, Dara Sikhoh in mughal India by Supriya Gandhi

. Guru Nanak: The First Sikh Guru by Harish Dhillon

. Ambedkar towards an enlightened India by Gail Omvedt

 

 

 

The life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer

The more you read Gandhi, the more you realise his ingenuity and the love and admiration for his people. The life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer is a necessary book to read. The way he interpreted Mohandas Gandhi is laudable. 

Best Biography Books

Best biography books.

For the detailed article you can read from here – Mahatma Gandhi

Order your copy from here – The Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer

 

Without Fear, The life and trial of Bhagat Singh by Kuldeep Nayar –

Without Fear by Kuldip Nayar is a brilliant book. Within a few hundred pages the author has unravelled the life and times of legendary Sardar Bhagat Singh.

Best Biography Books

Without Fear by Kuldeep Nayar

For the detailed article you can read from here – Bhagat Singh

Order your copy from here – Without Fear, The Life and Trial Of Bhagat Singh by Kuldeep Nayar

 

The Man who unified India by Balraj Krishna-

Miniscule of people in Indian history can match the stature of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The more you read about Sardar the more you realise that how great he was. The iron man of India single handedly assimilated more than 560 Princely States into the Indian union. A feat in itself. 

Book on Sardar Patel

The Man Who Unified India, Sardar Patel

For the detailed article you can read from here – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Order your copy from here – The man who unified India by Balraj Krishna

 

Rani Laxmibai the warrior queen of Jhansi by Pratibha Ranade –

Rani Laxmibai, The Warrior Queen Of Jhansi is a concisely written book about the Queen-cum-diplomat-cum-warrior of Hindustan who died on the battlefield like a brave soldier while fighting the forces of the British East India Company.

Best Biography Books

Biography of Rani Laxmibai

For the detailed article you can read from here – Rani Laxmibai

Order your copy from here – Rani Laxmibai, The Warrior Queen Of Jhansi

 

Beyond the last blue Mountain, A life of J.R.D. Tata by R.M. Lala –

Beyond the last blue mountain, A life of J. R. D. Tata is a nicely written biography of the former Chairman of Tata Sons and the only Indian industrialist till date who was bestowed with the prestigious, Bharat Ratna award.

Book on J.R.D. Tata

J.R.D Tata, The Father of the Indian Aviation

For the detailed article you can read from here – J. R. D. Tata

Order your copy from here – Beyond the last blue mountain by R.M. Lala

 

Half Lion how PV Narasimha Rao transformed India by Vinay Sitapati 

Half lion, how P.V Narasimha Rao transformed india, is brilliantly researched biography of the man who not only dismantled the so called ”Licence-permit-quota” Raj and opened up the Indian economy, but he also applied in letter and spirit the ancient Vedic principle of Vasudhaiva kutumbakam, which means ‘The world is one big family’.

Half Lion book by Vinay Sitapati

Narasimha Rao, The Father of the Indian economic reforms

For the detailed article you can read from here – P. V. Narasimha Rao

Order your copy from here – Half Lion how P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India by Vinay Sitapati

 

Love and Revolution the authorised biography of Faiz Ahmed Faiz by Ali Madeeh Hashmi –

ये दाग़ दाग़ उजाला, ये शब-गज़ीदा सहर
वो इन्तज़ार था जिस का, ये वो सहर तो नहीं

(This stained light, this night-bitten dawn;

This is not that long awaited day break)

Subh-e azadi (Dawn of independence) was written way back in August 1947 by the revolutionary Urdu Poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

Faiz Saheb was a poet of few words. In fact, each and every word of his represents the sentiment of a common man. That’s why he’s still revered throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Love and Revolution, Faiz Ahmed Faiz is the authorised biography of the legendary Urdu Poet, Faiz.

The main USP of this book is that within few hundred pages the author (Grandson of Faiz) has unravelled the life and times of Faiz Saheb.

Book on Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Biography of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

For the detailed article you can read from here – Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Order your copy from here – Love and Revolution, Faiz Ahmed Faiz

 

Jawaharlal Nehru A biography by Frank Moraes –

Jawaharlal Nehru, A biography, is a well analysed and written in a very crafty manner by Frank Moraes. Although, before I write on this topic, I wanna tell you people one thing for sure that this book is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you have already read about history of the Indian freedom movement and especially the contribution of Pandit Nehru in the Indian freedom struggle, then, you can surely go for this book.

Book on Nehru

The First Prime Minister of Independent India

For the detailed article about Jawaharlal Nehru you can read from here – Jawaharlal Nehru

Order your copy from here – Jawaharlal Nehru by Frank Moraes

 

 

Syama Prasad Mookerjee life and times by TathaGata Roy –

Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Life and times, is thoroughly researched and a well written book. In fact this is the only complete biography we have at present on Dr Mookerjee, The founder of the Bhartiya Jana Sangh. 

 

Best Biography Books

Syama Prasad Mookerjee, The Founder of the Jana Sangh

For the detailed article you can read from here – Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Order your copy from here – Syama Prasad Mookerjee Life and Times by TathaGata Roy

 

Kanshiram, leader of the Dalits by Badri Narayan –

Kanshiram, leader of the Dalits is a concise written biography of Manyavar Kanshiram.

Manyavar Kanshiram was the founder of the Bahujan samaj party (BSP), and after Baba Saheb Ambedkar he is one of the most important icons for the Dalits of Hindustan. 

Book on Kanshiram

Kanshiram, The leader of the Dalits

For the detailed article you can read from here – Manyavar Kanshiram

Order your copy from here – Kanshiram leader of the Dalits by Badri Narayan

 

Feroze the forgotten Gandhi by Bertil Falk –

Feroze the forgotten gandhi, is the story of the man who not only forgotten by the Nehru-Gandhi family but also by the people of India. A good book indeed. 

Book on Feroze Gandhi

The Forgotten Gandhi

For the detailed article you can read from here – Feroze Gandhi

Order your copy from here – Feroze the forgotten Gandhi by Bertil Falk

 

The Emperor who never was, Dara Sikhoh in mughal India by Supriya Gandhi –

The Emperor Who Never Was, Dara Shikoh in Mughal India is a meticulously researched and narratively written biography of the Mughal Prince, Dara Shikoh.

Although, it’s a book about the life and times of Dara Shikoh but it also tells us lots of things about the Mughals, especially the role of the Mughal women in administration and other necessary chores.

Biography of Dara Shikoh

Biography of Dara Shikoh

For the detailed article you can read from here – Dara Shikoh

Order your copy from here – The Emperor who never was, Dara Shikoh in Mughal India

 

Guru Nanak: The First Sikh Guru by Harish Dhillon –

The world needs Baba Guru Nanak and his philosophy now than ever before.

Guru Nanak, The First Sikh Guru is a readable and a concisely written biography of the founder of the world’s youngest religion, The Sikhism.

Best Biography Books

Biography of Guru Nanak

For the detailed article you can read from here – Guru Nanak

Order your copy from here – Guru Nanak, The First Sikh Guru

 

 

Ambedkar towards an enlightened India by Gail Omvedt

It’s a concisely written biography about the Chief architect of the Indian Constitution and one of the foremost intellectuals of the twentieth century. 

Book on Ambedkar

Dr BR Ambedkar, The Father of the Indian Constitution

 

Order your copy from here – Ambedkar towards an enlightened India by Gail Omvedt

 

These are some of the best biography books which I’ve read and strongly recommend to Indian readers. As, reading, writing and gaining knowledge is a continuous process so I’ll add more best biography books in the near future too.

I hope you like these recommendations of the best biography books and the article (s), Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.

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Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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