Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of Abdul Kalam

Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of Abdul Kalam

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Written by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, honorable President of India. ‘Wings of Fire’ is an autobiography capable of inspiring even a common man into becoming a technologist. A well composed book which revolves around the life of Mr. Kalam a renowned scientist  shares his experiences and the minutest of details of his life.This book has been co-authored with famous Arun Tiwari, who once had worked with Kalam in the field of military defense research

The book has been put together along with the delicate facts of his personal life. His family background, the pain and suffering he went through and recollected himself is commendable. The day I finished reading this book, such an influential personality impacted me very deeply and it gave me a glimpse of how the power of positive thinking can help achieve all odds.

This autobiography comprises of a balance of details of the technological and political challenges faced to prosper in its aeronautical and space program. It is also a success story of Dr.Kalam’s participative management practices.Also, it gives an insight into the lives of Hindus and Muslims of India and their relationships among each other and among multi religious communities in India.

“Wings of Fire” is an account of a young boy who tries to achieve his dreams beating all odds. The story emphasizes the importance of family, relatives and friends in helping achieve each other’s goals and turning dreams to reality. It teaches us to become a patriotic citizen of our country shown in the book as a determinant India and countless effort of its scientists in achieving superiority in aeronautical, space and rocket technology.

This book offers an important lesson of finding success from failures of Indian space and rocket infrastructural programs. A good presentation of the role of other renowned scientists moulding our country’s future. This book is full of information and is a recommended choice for every student, because this book has the influence and power to motivate a person to stand out in life. “Wings of Fire” is a unique model of accomplishing one’s goals, while fulfilling the promise to its country.

The book tells us about Kalam’s rise from a humble lower-middle class family & his narrative of India’s efforts in rocketry & space technology. Segregated into four sections, the book gradually reaches for the stars – Orientation, Creation, Propitiation & Contemplation. As a tribute to his mother and father, the book is dedicated to his parents.

The book itself is written in simple English and it seems as if the author is speaking out to the reader directly.

One must read this book  to know :

  • India’s greatest scientist Abdul Kalam’s story.
  • military and defense research, missile technology.
  • India’s vital space programs and general knowledge.

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