5 books of A P J Abdul Kalam that will continue to ignite minds

India’s Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam passed away succumbing to a heart attack while giving a lecture at IIM Shillong. Books he wrote were best sellers and a must read for every citizen of India.  (Courtsey : India Today)

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From a boy who belonged to a not-so-rich background to the President of the whole nation, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has left an indelible image on everyone’s mind and heart. Not just the man behind the technological innovations that upsurged our nation, Kalam penned books that always had a message for our countrymen and addressed each and every burning issue faced by India. Here are five of his books, which should be read by every citizen of our nation:

Wings of Fire

Wings of FireOne of the things that stand out throughout the book is Kalam’s optimism. This autobiography narrates his story, his incredible journey, from the boy from a humble background who went on to become a chief scientist behind innovations in Indian space research and Indian missile programs, and who later became the president of India. Through Wings of Fire, we also get to know more about many other brilliant people who worked behind Indian space research such as Dr Vikram Sarabhai and Dr Brahm Prakash.

 

 

Ignited Minds

ignited-mindsIgnited Minds was written in 2002. It talks about Dr Kalam’s experience of meeting students from all over the country. It shows how during the interaction with the people from the entire country, he realised the potential of India to be a developed nation. The book ends with a discussion between the two kids in a mother’s womb named ‘ego’ and ‘spirit’, which gives a message that we should look beyond what our eyes can see.

 

 

 

Indomitable Spirit

Indomitable SpiritIndomitable Spirit brings together the values, thoughts and ideals of our Former President Kalam. In this book Dr Kalam has showed great respect towards women and said that, “Womanhood is a beautiful creation of God”. Indomitable Spirit gives us a detailed picture of his journey from the shores of Rameswaram to the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

 

 

 

India 2020

India 2020India 2020 is a thought provoking book. Kalam envisions India to attain the status of the fourth developed nation of the world by 2020. In this book, through various statistical proofs, Kalam proves that ‘Vision 2020′ is certainly not unattainable. He also illustrates this by giving several examples like the success of the Green Revolution and the development of space technology.

 

 

 

Turning Points

Turning PointsTurning Points is a sequel to Wings of Fire, which dealt with his life up to 1992. This book shows his journey as a President and what happened during his presidency. The book is more like a blueprint of Vision 2020. In this book, he stressed on the fact that India must embrace technology in order to move forward. He has also explained how with the use of e-governance, many modern day problems in India can be solved.

(Courtsey: India Today)

 

Listen to Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

Dr. A. P J. Abdul Kalam was fond of writing songs and poetry and he wrote a lot of books in his career:

Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology, 1988: Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam wrote the book along with Roddam Narasimha

India 2020: A vision for the New Millennium, 1998: Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam wrote the book along with Y S Rajan

Envisioning an Empowered Nation: Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam wrote the book along with A Sivathanu Pillai

You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond, 2011: He wrote the book along with Arum Tiwari

Target 3 Billion, 2011: The book was written along with Srijan Pal Singh

A Manifesto for Change: A Sequel to India 2020: Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam wrote the book along with V Ponraj

Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future, 2015: He wrote the book along with Srijan Pal Singh

Transcendence My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji, 2015

My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions, 2013

The Luminous Sparks, 2004

Mission India, 2005

Inspiring Thoughts, 2007

Forge your Future: Candid, Forthright, Inspiring, 2014

Turning Points: A journey through challenges, 2012

(Courtsey : India Today)

Hindi books added to the library

Title Author Call Number
Hindi upanyason me dalit jeewan Dwivedi,  Shambhunath 891.43309 DWI/Hin
Asgar Vajahat ki kahaniyo mein vyavastha virodhi swar Baburao, Ambekar 891.4331092 BAB/VAJ
Kavita ka yatharth 891.43109 ARV/Kav
Omprakash Valmiki ki kahaniyo mein samajik loktantrik chetna 891.4331092 SIN/OMP
Samkalin hindi alochana dasha aur disha Upadhay, Pashupatinath 891.4309 UPA/Sam
Samkalin hindi kavita: dasha aur disha Upadhay, Pashupatinath 891.43109 UPA/Sam
Samakalin Hindi Kavita Aur Shamasher Bahadur Singh Shrikala, U. 891.43109 SRI/Sam
Sahitya aur Parivesh Amitabh, Vedprakash 891.4309 AMI/Sah
Aaspass Arvindakshan, A. 891.431 ARV/Aas
Ab to ram bharose desh Sharma, Gopal B. 891.437 SHA/Aab
Mrudula Garg ke upanyason mein nari chetna Sangita K. 891.4331092 SAN/GAR
Dakshin mein hindi bhasha aur sahitya : dasha aur disha 891.4309 SHA/Dak
Sahityanushilan ke naye kshitij Upadhyay, Pashupatinath 891.4309 UPA/Sah
Vidhyapati padavali ka samikshatmak adhyan Patel, Kalpana 891.43109 PAT/Vid
Sahitya aur cinema: badalate paridrishya me sambhavanayen aur chunautiyan H 791.43 BHA/Sah
Upanyaskar shivani: samvedana aur shilp Ansari, Nazma M. 891.433092 ANS/Upa
Kahanikar, Shekhar Joshi aur nayi kahani Chandel, Upendrakumar S. 891.4331092 CHA/Kah
Jainendra ke upanyason mein samajik samasyayen Gamit, N.T. 891.433092 GAM/Jai
Aathven dashak ke hindi natak Chauhan, Anil 891.43209 CHA/Ath
Premchand ke katha sahitya me samajik sarokar 891.4331092 MEH/PRE
Prathviraj Raso evam allhakhand ka sahityik vivechan Siju, Mahendrakumar D. 891.43109 SIJ/PRI
Uttar aadhunikata aur Uday Prakash ka sahitya Patel, Suresh 891.43092 PAT/Utt
Bhartiya dalit andolan ka itihas-3 Naimisharai, Mohandas H 301.452 NAI/Bha-3
Mnnoo bhandari ke upanyason me nari chetna Patel, Phalguni N. 891.433092 PAT/Man
Hindi sahitya ke vividh swar Patel, Bharat A. 891.4309 PAT/Hin
Surdas evam unka bhramargeet Patel, Kalpana 891.43109 PAT/Sur
Nagarjun ke upanyaso mein pragatishil chintan Burse, Govind 891.433092 BUR/NAG
Maitreyi Pushpa ke kathatmak ayam Dikshit, Daya 891.4331092 DIK/Mai
Mohan Rakesh aur Madhuray ke natya sahitya ka tulnatmak adhyan Barota, Hasmukh 891.43209 BAR/RAK
Sahitya aur samaj 891.4309 KAN/Sah
Vangmay drishti ke vividh aayam Gamit, Naran T. 891.4309 GAM/Van
Bhartiya dalit andolan ka itihas-1 Naimisharai, Mohandas H 301.452 NAI/Bha-1

Hindi books added to the library

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Man sarjan Gandhi, Anil H 926.17 GAN/Man
Dhumil ki kavita me virodh aur sangharsh Singh, Nilam 891.431092 SIN/Dhu
Auron ke bahane Yadav, Rajendra 891.43092 YAD/Aur
Devnagari lipi aur hindi: sangharshon ki eitihasik yatra Parimlendu, Ramniranjan H 491.43 PAR/Dev
Mahila adhikar Meharotra, Mamta H 301.412 MEH/Mah
Man akela ho gaya hai Joshi, Vijay 891.431 JOS/Man
Ujali nagari chatur raja Bhandari, Mannu 891.432 BHA/Uja
Koi takleef nahin Srivastav, Rajendra 891.4331 SRI/Koi
Bhojpuri lok-geeton me swadhinta andolan Chturvedi, Santosh Kumar H 398.095412 CHA/Bho
Seat number chheh Kaliya, Mamata 891.4331 KAL/Sea
Meri jail diary Yashpal 891.437 YAS/Mer
Nagarjun: antrang aur srijan karm 891.431092 SIN-CHA
Sarjanatmak kavyalochan: abhyantar ka udghatan Shashibhushan, Pandey 891.43109 SHA/Sar
Basti Husain, Intazar 891.433 HUS/Bas
Kamre aur anya kahaniya Tokarczuk, Olga 891.4331 TOK/Kam
Ant-anant Tripathi, Suryakant ‘Nirala’ 891.431 TRI/Ant
Srishti par pahara Singh, Kedarnath 891.431 SIN/Shr
Upsanhar: Uttar mahabharat ki krishnakatha Singh, Kashinath 891.433 SIN/Upa
Srujan ka rasayan Shivmurti 891.434 SHI/Sru
Farishte nikle Pushpa, Maitreyi 891.433 PUS/Far
Sansar kayron ke liye nahi: sayam, samaparn, anushan, seva aur tyag Pokhriyal, Ramesh ‘Nishank’ H 294.555092 POK/San
Jab shahar hamara sota hai Mishra, Piyush 891.432 MIS/Jab
Mere manch ki sargam: mera theatre mere geet Mishra, Piyush 891.431 MIS/Mer
Nirvasan Akhilesh 891.433 AKH/Nir
Tumhare liye Singh, Dudhnath 891.431 SIN/Tum
Khul gaya hai dwar ek Vajpaye, Ashok 891.431 VAJ/Khu
Dhara Ankurai Vajahat, Asgar 891.433 VAJ/Dha
Meera aur meera Verma, Mahadevi 891.434 VER/Mee
Muktibodh sahitya mein nayi pravrittiyan Singh, Dudhnath 891.431092 SIN/Muk
Chaak Pushpa, Maitreyee 891.433 PUS/Cha

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