India is a rich nation because of its diversity, history, culture, cuisine, people, religion, architecture, languages and so much more. Her history ranges from the famous Indus Valley Civilization; to the ruling of the British Regime and finally to her fighting a long battle and winning her freedom. This Republic Day why don’t you take a detour from the monotony of daily life? Take some time to read about the struggles and sacrifices our freedom fighters endured for your betterment and their vision of a free, independent India. Travel back in time with them to an era of the bravery of our people fighting not only for the freedom of India but also fighting unjust practices like sati, child marriage, dowry, and casteism prevalent in that period
Here are some books that will make you feel like a patriot all over again:
- Godaan by Munshi Premchand
Godaan is a heart touching Hindi novel capturing the atrocities of society prevalent in that period such as caste discrimination, exploitation of the poor people and women.
- Tamas by Bhisham Sahni
Tamas is an eye watering book and touches the reader’s soul by recounting the brutality of communal riots between the Hindus and Muslims, the freedom struggle and political upheaval. The author vividly captures the acts of violence such as rape, murder and lootings.
- The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister of India penned this novel in a prison cell. It is an analysis of Indian History and conveys the message of patriotism.
- The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
This book is for the satirical fiction lovers, containing scenes from the Mahabharata along with a clever mix up of famous characters from the Independence freedom struggle
- Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand
This novel portrays the life of an untouchable boy subjected to degrading, humiliating work for meagre wages with an inspiring ending.
- The Story Of My Experiments With The Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
An autobiography of Gandhiji detailing his life, values and principles he follows and how he adopted the strategy of organising non violent movements.
Wishing you all a very happy republic day, JAI HIND!