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This Independence Day, Read These Books To Feel Closer To India

This Independence Day, Read These Books To Feel Closer To India

Books written on historical events have an interesting way of capturing the essence of events that happened in the past. These stories are narrated in such a way that not only are they informative and revelatory, but also thought-provoking. 


This Independence Day, we bring you a list of wonderfully written books by eminent authors about the partition of India, our freedom struggle, the British Raj and much more. Once you're done reading them, you'll feel immensely proud to be an Indian. Check them out!


1. Midnight's Children By Salman Rushdie


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The 1981 novel narrates the story of Saleem Sinai, who was born at the stroke of midnight, at the precise moment of India's independence. As he grows up amidst a whirlwind of triumphs and disasters, his life takes some unexpected turns. The book is set in the context of actual historical events, but the genre is historical fiction.


Price: Rs 138. Buy it here


2. Discovery of India By Jawaharlal Nehru


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Jawaharlal Nehru wrote this book during his imprisonment at Ahmednagar Fort for participating in the Quit India Movement (1942 – 1946). The book is a homage paid to the rich cultural heritage of India, its history and its philosophy as seen through the eyes of a patriot fighting for the independence of his country.


Price: Rs 137; Buy it here


3. Wings of Fire By Dr APJ Abdul Kalam


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This novel is the autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam. It takes you through the story of Kalam's rise from his personal and professional struggles. The book throws light on independent India's struggle for technological self-sufficiency and as an defensive autonomy.


Price: Rs 135; Buy it here


4. Freedom at Midnight By Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins


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This extremely informative book sheds light on the British Raj, the princely states' reactions to independence, the partition of British India, and the bloodshed that followed. In addition to that, it also talks about the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi and the politics of Jawaharlal Nehru and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.


Price: Rs 360; Buy it here


5. India After Gandhi By Ramachandra Guha


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Ramachandra Guha is notably one of India's most renowned historians. In this book, he captures the instances that have rocked the nation and the extraordinary factors that have held it together. Along with this, he provides an insight into the lives and careers of powerful political leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.


Price: Rs 435; Buy it here


6. The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 By William Dalrymple


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This book takes you through the events that marked the end of the Mughal rule when the British slowly took over India. It chronicles events leading up the mutiny through the life of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last emperor. 


Price: Rs 399; Buy it here


7. Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh


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Written by remarkable novelist Khushwant Singh, this novel throws light on a series of events that occurred during Partition of India in August 1947. It is the story of an isolated village that is eventually subjected to religious hatred. 


Price: Rs 228; Buy it here


8. Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka


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This book is the story of an unsung heroine of war, Sehmat, who at a tender age is married off to the son of a well-connected Pakistani general, and her mission is to regularly pass information to the Indian intelligence. Meghna Gulzar's Raazi starring Alia Bhatt is based on this book.


Buy It Here. Price: Rs 438


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Published on Aug 12, 2018
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