Spirit of India, by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, discusses the concerns, aspirations and dreams of the Indian youth.
Having savoured the fruits of progress since independence, Indians are aspiring for more more education, more opportunities, and more development. But the dreams of a prosperous and united India seem precariously threatened by divisible politics, the abysmal economic inequalities, the increasing terror and strife within and at our borders tear into the vitals of the nation and the idea of nationhood.
This book discusses how, under such conditions, we can preserve the core idea of India and aim for development. Addressing the concerns and providing some answers, Dr. Kalam believes that only when each individual citizen achieves success, the nation succeeds as a whole. Fired by idealism yet grounded in reality, Spirit of India shows that it is possible to achieve development at both the individual and national level.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist. He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He has worked with esteemed institutions across India, contributing to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his contributions towards ballistics and launch vehicle technology, he played a significant role in the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.
A graduate of Aerospace Engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, Dr. Kalam is currently a visiting professor at Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Management Indore, honorary fellow of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram, a professor of Aerospace Engineering at Anna University, JSS University, Mysore, and also frequents several universities and colleges across the country contributing his vast engineering and management knowledge base to the youth of India.