Book Review: Wings of Fire by APJ Abdul Kalam

Book Title: Wings of Fire
Author: APJ Abdul Kalam
Publisher: Universities Press (2015) and Genric (2021)

Book Review
“Wings of Fire” is an autobiography written by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. The book tells the story of his life from his childhood in Rameswaram to his time as a scientist and later as the President of India. The book is divided into four parts, each covering a different stage of his life.

The first part of the book, “Orientation,” introduces the reader to Kalam’s childhood and early education. Kalam grew up in a humble family and faced many challenges in pursuing his education. However, he remained determined to succeed and went on to study aerospace engineering.

Wings of Fire by APJ Abdul Kalam Book Cover
Wings of Fire by APJ Abdul Kalam Book Cover

The second part of the book, “Creation,” focuses on Kalam’s career as a scientist and his contributions to India’s space and missile programs. He also discusses the challenges he faced during his tenure as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Indian government.

The third part of the book, “Propitiation,” reflects on Kalam’s spiritual and philosophical beliefs. He discusses the importance of spirituality in his life and how it helped him through difficult times.

The fourth and final part of the book, “Contemplation,” looks back on Kalam’s life and the lessons he learned along the way. He shares his thoughts on leadership, education, and the role of science and technology in society.

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The main message of “Wings of Fire” is one of perseverance and inspiration. Kalam’s life story is a testament to the power of hard work and determination, and his experiences provide valuable insights into the world of science, politics, and leadership.

Overall, “Wings of Fire” is a fascinating and inspiring book that is definitely worth reading. It offers a unique perspective on Indian history and culture, as well as valuable lessons on leadership and personal growth. Anyone interested in science, politics, or personal development will find something of value in this book.

In conclusion, “Wings of Fire” is an outstanding autobiography that offers a compelling and insightful look into the life of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This book review of “Wings of Fire” hopes to encourage readers to pick up the book and discover the amazing story of this visionary leader.

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