8 Books Written By Indian Freedom Fighters

8 Books Written By Indian Freedom Fighters

​A book reader is incomplete withoutreading about its own country. The words of one who dedicate their life for thecountry is worth reading. One must not miss it.

Thousands of them gave their lives in order for India to be free of British dominion, and many of them saw the country for the first time as an independent nation. Here are eight books written by independence fighters.

‘Why I am an Atheist’ by Bhagat Singh

It is one of Bhagat Singh's most well-known essays. While imprisoned in the Lahore Central Jail in 1930, he wrote 'Why I am an Atheist.' Singh's religious acquaintances assumed he became an atheist due of his vanity and self-admiration, so he wrote the article in response.

​‘Annihilation of Caste’ by BR Ambedkar

Ambedkar, known as the "Father of the Indian Constitution," argues in this book that the Vedas and Shastras support caste immorality, and that there can be no reform without "dynamiting" them. This article discusses the caste system and the necessity to abolish it.

​‘Gitanjali’ by Rabindranath Tagore

The book is a collection of 103 poems chosen by Tagore from his Bengali poetry collections. W.B. Yeats wrote the introduction. The poems are mostly devotional and have a mystical feel to them.

​‘The Discovery of India’ by Jawaharlal Nehru

The book was written during Nehru's four years of solitary confinement in prison as a tribute to his beloved nation and its rich culture. The book provides a comprehensive overview of Indian history, culture, and philosophy.

‘Hind Swaraj’ by Mahatma Gandhi

The British government outlawed the book on the grounds that it was seditious. It is written as a discussion between Gandhi and his close friend Pranjivan Mehta, in which they fight over civilizational ideals, Indian and English situations, passive resistance, and education.

​‘The Golden Threshold’ by Sarojini Naidu

The book, which was published in 1905, is a lovely collection of poems. It contains "Folk Songs," "Songs for Music," and "Poems," among other things. Naidu was the first Indian woman to be elected President of the Indian National Congress, as well as the first Indian woman to be elected Governor of a State.

Unhappy India by Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai responded in this book to Katherine Mayo, a journalist who produced a prejudiced book about India that focused solely on its flaws. Rai contrasted Indian society to that of the United States and the United Kingdom at the time, pointing out that their circumstances were similar to India's.

‘India Divided’ by Rajendra Prasad

The book examines the roots and evolution of the Hindu–Muslim conflict, as well as an overview of the many partition ideas proposed for India. It also demonstrates how the proposed Partition scheme is unworkable and provides a different solution to the Hindu–Muslim divide