27 Books By APJ Abdul Kalam That Inspire Everyone To Do Something Of Value In Life

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Jenisha Jodhani

Jenisha Jodhani

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Reading is something which I believe each and everyone should possess as a hobby/habit. The more one reads, the more knowledge one gets and the more we adapt to learning things outside our comfort zone. There are many different genres in reading and one reads as per their wish and will. 

However, all the readers should once definitely read a book which would inspire them and give them some kind of motivation in life, whenever they feel left out or behind in the race of life. For this reason, we bring to you some of the best books written by our very own, former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. 

APJ Abdul Kalam books are not only inspiring but life-changing. One cannot get enough of reading when it gets even more interesting. And that is what APJ Abdul Kalam books are all about. 

If you are a reader and probably wanting to divert your focus to some different genre or book, APJ Abdul Kalam books come to the rescue. Check out some of the finest APJ Abdul Kalam books listed below:

1. India 2020: A Vision For The New Millenium

This book was written by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Y.S.Rajan. The book was written by the duo in the year 1998, before Kalam’s tenure as the President of India. It talks about Kalam’s ideas for India’s future and for developing India. 

2. Wings Of Fire: An Autobiography

Wings Of Fire: An Autobiography is written by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari. In this book, Kalam examines all those factors that make a man successful, that is, his early life, effort, hardship, fortitude, luck and chance that eventually led him to lead Indian Space Research, nuclear and missile programs. This book was published in the year 1999.

3. Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Power Within India

Ignited Minds: Unleashing the power within India is a logical step forward from Dr.Kalam’s earlier book, India 2020:A vision for the new millennium. This book was published in the year 2002.

4. The Luminous Sparks: A Biography In Verse And Colors

This APJ Abdul Kalam book was written in 2004. It is a book of poems and biographical notes accompanied with matching and thought-provoking visuals, created by well-known painters. 

5. Guiding Souls: Dialogues On The Purpose Of Life

This book was written by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari. It deals with the concept of inner experience-thoughts, emotions, feelings, perception and knowledge among their things. It was released in the year 2005.

6. Mission Of India: A Vision Of Indian Youth

Mission Of India: A Vision Of Indian Youth is written with the intention of challenging the Indian youth to bring about a positive change in the country by 2020. This book was written in the year 2005.

7. Inspiring Thoughts: A Quotation Series

Inspiring thought is a book of selected quotations from sayings and writings of a former president, scientist and writer. It was originally published in the year 2007.

8. You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond

This APJ Abdul Kalam book describes how Dr Kalam visualizes information and communication technology mining the rural talent. It was published in 2008.

9. The Scientific Indian: A Twenty-First Century Guide To The World Around Us

This APJ Abdul Kalam book speaks to every curious and adventurous mind, especially to tomorrow’s scientists and technologists, encouraging them to dream big. This book was published in the year 2010.

10. Failure To Success: Legendary Lives

This APJ Abdul Kalam book was published in the year 2011. Its co-author is Arun Tiwari. 

11. Target 3 Billion

The APJ Abdul Kalam book highlights the issues prevailing in rural India and suggests measures to improve standards of living. It focuses on the inclusive development project called PURA. Its co-author is Srijan Pal Singh and was published in the year 2011.

12. You Are Unique: Scale New Heights By Thoughts And Actions

This APJ Abdul Kalam book was published in 2012 and its co-author is S.Poonam Kohli.

13. Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges

This APJ Abdul Kalam book takes up the incredible Kalam story from where the Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency. It was published in the year 2012.

14. Indomitable Spirit

The cover of this Dr APJ Abdul Kalam book says “it brings together the  values, thoughts and ideas of President Kalam as reflected in his speeches and addresses.” It was published in the year 2013.

15. Spirit Of India

This APJ Abdul Kalam book reflects the concerns, dreams and aspirations of the Indian youth. It was originally published in 2010.

16. Thoughts For Change: We Can Do It

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's thoughts and vision for the nation and his aspirations for the youth of the nation come through in this clear, concise volume. It was published in the year 2013. Its co-author is A. Sivathanu Pillai.

17. My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions

This is an autobiography/biography genre book describing Dr Kalam’s life. It was published in the year 2013.

18. Governance For Growth In India

This APJ Abdul Kalam book urges the Indians to cast their vote for the right candidate keeping in mind the heated debates during 16th Lok Sabha elections. It was originally published in 2014. 

19. A Manifesto For Change

This APJ Abdul Kalam book kicks off with a whole chapter on “creative leadership” and how it has and can help in the development of the nation. It was published in the year 2014. The co-author of this book is V. Ponraj.

20. Forge Your Future: Candid, Forthright, Inspiring

This APJ Abdul Kalam book brings you a collection of candid, forthright and inspiring solutions given by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. It was published in the year 2014.

21. Beyond 2020: A Vision For Tomorrow’s India

This APJ Abdul Kalam book is a blueprint for our future development which every Indian must-read. This APJ Abdul Kalam book was published in the year 2014.

22. The Guiding Light: A Selection Of Quotations From My Favorite Books

In this APJ Abdul Kalam book, Kalam chooses the finest examples of writings from numerous books, religious texts, philosophical tracts and poetry. It was published in the year 2015.

23. Reignited: Scientific Pathways To A Brighter Future

In this book, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam goes on a fascinating quest to explore the realm of science and technology, its extraordinary achievements and impact on our daily lives. The co-author of this book is Srijan Pal Singh and was published in 2015.

24. The Family And The Nation

This APJ Abdul Kalam book gently reminds us of the values that make for a truly sustainable society. Its co-author is Acharya Mahapragya. It was originally published in the year 2008. 

25. Transcendence My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji

It is a book written by a President on a spiritual leader, Pramukh Swami Maharaj. It shows how science and spirituality is interconnected. This book was co-written by Arun Tiwari and was published in the year 2015.

26. Envisioning An Empowered Nation

This APJ Abdul Kalam book is a roadmap which will benefit students and youth to contribute in achieving missions leading to developed India. It is co-written by A. Sivathanu Pillai and published in 2004.

27. Advantage India: From Challenge To Opportunity

A must-read APJ Abdul Kalam book for everyone. It was published in the year 2015 and co-written by Srijan Pal Singh. 

This brings us to the end of our compilation of some of the best APJ Abdul Kalam books which the youth and every Indian must-read. Although Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is no more, he lives in every Indian’s hearts’ forever. For more such interesting articles, stay tuned with Feeding Trends!

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Jenisha Jodhani

A real problem solver with a hands-on attitude, who has added the ability to hit the ground running. I have an enthusiastic approach to work and proactive in learning new aspects of content writing, media, and advertisement. Writing is something that is open for one to be as creative as they want. This is what keeps me going.

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