The Puffin Book of 100 Great Indians

The Puffin Book of 100 Great Indians

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Item Code: NAF910
Publisher: Puffin Books
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9780143331735
Pages: 352
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8 inch X 5 inch
Weight 510 gm

About The Book

Pioneering Scientist and mathematician Aryabhatta; Missile man Dr Kalam: economist and Nobel Laureate Dr Amartya Sen; India's Renaissance man Ram Mohan Roy; the immortal star in space Kalpana Chawla; master blaster Sachin Tendulkar; the evergreen melody queen Lata Mangeshkar. These are some of the great luminaries featured in this book of Indians who have helped shape our nation.

Featuring the 100 most iconic personalities form the fields of arts, literature, science, politics, economics, films and entertainment, this is an engaging reference book to learn about the contributions of some of the greatest Indians across the ages. From the heroic spirit of Chandrashekhar Azad to the soulful music of Grammy winner A.R. Rahman, these short biographies are informative, inspiring and thought-provoking.

Contents

 

Aamir Hussain Khan 1
Abhinav Bindra 4
Agnes Gorixha Bojaxhiu 7
Akbar 11
Amartya Sen 14
Amitabh Bachchan 17
Amjad Ali Khan 20
A.P.J Abdul Kalam 13
A.R Rahman 17
Aruna Roy 30
Arunadhati Roy 34
Aryabhata 37
Ashoka 40
Auribindo Ghosh 44
Azim Premji 49
Bal Gangadhar Tilak 52
Birju Maharaj 55
B.R. Ambedkar 58
Chandrashekhar Sitaram Tiwari 61
C.V. Raman 64
Dayanand Saraswati 67
Dhanpat Rai 70
Dhanraj Pillay 73
Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani 77
Dhirajlal Govind Phalke 81
Dhyan Chand Singh 84
Gautama Budha 87
Ghanshyam Das Birla 92
Hariprasad Chaurasia 96
Homi Jehangir Bhabha 100
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi 104
Jawaharlal Nehru 109
J.R.D Tata 112
Kabir Das 115
Kalpana Chawla 118
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj 121
Khushwant Singh 125
Kiran Bedi 129
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw 132
Krishnaswamy Kasturiangan 136
L.Subramaniam 139
Lakshmi Mittal 142
Lata Mangeshkar 145
Leander Adrian Paes 148
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 151
Mani Ratnam 154
Maqbool Fida Husain 157
Milkha Singh 161
Mirabai 164
Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan 168
Mohammed Rafi 172
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 175
Mokshagundam Vishweshwaraish 178
M.S. Swaminathan 181
Narendranth Dutta 185
N.R. Narayana Murthy 188
P.C. Sorcar 193

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