The biographies of famous people are always a source of inspiration. Resumes will inform you about the controversies and dark sides of someone you don’t know. Some people write biographies to dispel myths about themselves, while others try to challenge criticism. Here is a list of the best biographies of individuals in India that you definitely need to sit down and read.
1. The Man Who Knows Infinity: The Life of the Genius of Ramanujan – Robert Kanigel
A Life of the Genius: The Man Who Knew Infinity – Robert Kanigel wrote Ramanujan, a biography of the Indian mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan, in 1991. The book describes his upbringing in India, as well as his mathematical achievements and collaboration with the mathematician G.H. Hardy.
2. The Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle in India – Joseph Lelyveld
In this biography of many biographies of Mahatma Gandhi, Lelyveld attempts to present the immense and ingrained Gandhi in flesh and blood. In this biography, Gandhi is perceived more as human and less as God. It is interpreted as a way to present Gandhi on a “backward” basis, which is in fact a mistranslation of honest writing.
3. Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan – Shrabani Basu
“Spy Princess,” tells the story of Noora’s life from birth to death, using information from her family, friends, witnesses, and official documents, including the recently released personal files of SOE operators. It is the story of a young woman who lives with grace, beauty, courage, and determination and bravely gives her life in the service of her values. “Liberte” was his last word.
4. Polyester Prince: Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani – Hamish McDonald
The Australian author wrote this biography of Dhirubhai Ambani, his struggles, and his path to success. This book has obviously hurt the feelings of the Ambani family and will never be published in India. To this day, it is considered one of the most interesting biographies written about personalities in India.
5. Above the last blue mountain – R. M. Lala
A deep and unforgettable portrait of the most famous and most respected Indian industrialist. This remarkable biography, written with J.R.D. Tat’s collaboration, tells the story of J.R.D. from birth until 1993, when he died in Switzerland. This biography is an essential book, so keep our list of the best biographies of Indian personalities.
6. Vivekananda: Biography – Swami Nikhilananda
Swami Vivekananda (1863 – 1902) has extensive knowledge of Eastern and Western culture, a deep spiritual understanding, a clear conversation, broad human sympathies, and a colorful personality presents this fascinating biography. Swami Vivekananda, India’s first spiritual and cultural ambassador to the West, preached Vedanta’s universal message: the deity of deity, the deity of soul, unity of existence, and unity of soul. by religion. Swami Vivekananda’s life is recorded in this 256-page book, which contains 28 photographs and an appendix with Swami’s main teachings.
7. Nani A. Palkhivala: A Life – MV Kamath
The life of Nanabhoy Palkhivala is recorded in this biography. He was an ardent supporter of civil liberties, a visionary economist and a well-known lawyer. M.V. Kamath describes all aspects of this charismatic personality in this detailed book. Interviews, letters and archival materials from a variety of credible sources were used to compile this extensive book. Before writing this book, Kamath researched Nani’s life a lot, as evidenced by the vast amount of information contained in the biography. While the book provides details of specific events in Nani’s life, it also highlights India’s history in relation to events and provides context.
8. Karmayogi: Biography of E. Sreedharan – M.S. Ashokan
The years of Sreedharan in the Railways, the construction of the Calcutta Metro, and the Konkan Railway was followed by the Delhi Metro, and many of the metro projects he is involved in today are covered in this interesting book. This is an uplifting story of a private man who became an icon in modern India for his compromised work ethic, adapted from the bestseller of a Malayalam biography.
9. Indra Nooyi – Biography – Annapoorna
The life of Indra Nooy has been recorded in Indra Nooy: A Biography. The book records his life, from his early years in Chennai to his quest to establish himself in the business world. Chronicling his journey from the time he moved to the United States, he married and continues to rise to the current position of CEO of the world’s second-largest food and beverage company. Rajpal published Indra Nooyi: A Biography as a paperback