Before independence and for decades after independence, the men and women who joined Indian politics were well educated and highly cultured. Some of them were poets and writers. Even lawyers and doctors joined politics.
Then slowly the game of politics changed and a motley crew appeared with only a few politicians of stature and wisdom. As a result, the number of books written by Indian politicians grew scarce in number. However, some eminent political leaders have written books where they have shared their opinions and stories of their lives as well. Here is a list of some famous books written by Indian politicians that you should give a try.
The Story of My Experiments with Truths
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This book is the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi and undoubtedly a treasure for historians or those interested in India’s political history. It has been counted among top 20 most spiritual books of 20th century. In this book, Gandhi has quite candidly recounted stories from his childhood and revealed how he had come across the notion of non-violent resistance against the British rule.
The Broken Wing: Songs of Love, Death and Destiny
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The first female president of Indian National Congress, Sarojini Naidu was born Sarojini Chattopadhyay. The learned lady was not just a great politician but also a poet. She was also considered a child prodigy and freedom fighter. The book consists of some amazing songs like ‘The Gift of India’.
India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium
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Dr. APJ Kalam, who has been an eminent scientist and the President of India, has analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of India in this book. It is one of those books that inspire generations. The methods and ways revealed by Kalam in this book can be used to transform this country into one of the strongest nations in every sphere by 2020.
Does He Know a Mother’s Heart?
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This book is a beautifully written by Indian politician and Ramon Magsaysay Award winning writer Arun Shourie. He has revealed why and how he started feeling drawn towards Buddhism and the lessons taught by Buddha.
Discovery of India
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Written by Jawaharlal Nehru, this book is an account of Indian history from his personal point of view. MR. Nehru’s English prose has been praised as the best of his times. In this book he has covered the ancient era of Indus Valley Civilization as well as the different aspects of British rule.
The books written by famous Indian politicians throw light upon historical events and political scenarios. They are vital assets for historians and bear truth that we need to treasure.