The 10 Books to Read this Independence Day (August 2023)

The 10 Books to Read this Independence Day (August 2023)

Join us as we delve into these captivating tales and discover the literary treasures that await you this August.

1. Balidan by Swapnil Pandey

In this collection of extraordinary valor, Swapnil Pandey unveils the untold stories of Special Forces stalwarts like Colonel Santosh Mahadik, Captain Tushar Mahajan, Brigadier Saurabh Singh Shekhawat, Subedar Major Mahendra Singh, and others.

2. The Battle of Rezang La by Kulpreet Yadav

On November 18, 1962, at Ladakh’s Rezang La Pass, India, Charlie Company of the 13 Kumaon Battalion, led by Maj. Shaitan Singh valiantly defended against a Chinese assault, with 110 out of 120 soldiers sacrificing their lives.

3. The Swaraj Spy by Vijay Balan

Expelled from a British paramilitary unit for supporting unarmed Indian women protesting for independence, Kumar Nair relocates to Singapore.

4. Independence by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Within the embrace of THREE SISTERS lies an unbreakable bond, as a nascent nation prepares to emerge. Picture a winding river, a quaint village, and a regal mansion nestled in a land called India.

5. Kitne Ghazi Aye Kitne Ghazi Gaye by Lt Gen KJS ‘Tiny’ Dhillon

In his book, ‘Tiny’ Dhillon unveils a hitherto concealed world, offering insights into his life’s journey and the complexities of Kashmir.

6. Rejoice in Adversity, Triumph in War by Rajpal Punia

“Rejoice in Adversity, Triumph in War” presents Major General Rajpal Punia’s enthralling anecdotes from his nearly four-decade tenure in the Indian army.

7. Lahore by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

In the months preceding Independence, Delhi hosts intense deliberations between Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, and British Viceroy Dickie Mountbatten, shaping India’s fate.

8. Hyderabad by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

Mir Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, holds the prestigious title of Nizam of Hyderabad, reigning over the largest Princely State of the Crown, ensconced within newly independent India.

9. Noncooperation in India by David Hardiman

In an insightful exposition, a distinguished historian meticulously unravels the genesis and culmination of the inaugural Noncooperation Movement (NCM).

10. India in the Age of Ideas by Sanjeev Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal, a multi-faceted economist, environmentalist, and urban theorist, employs his polymathic skills to offer fresh insights into India’s global role and environmental contemplation.

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