You landing up here, reading this is artful masterpiece written by APJ Abdul Kalam is in itself a projection of your love for reading. In fact, everyone should read. Why? Because reading has several benefits, such as improving one’s monotonous imaginative powers and leveling up your vocabulary game. There is a lengthy list of all the advantages that reading has in store for us. Few such advantages are improved brain connectivity and, surprisingly, our power to empathize with other people. Reading has proven itself to be recreational as well as an excellent activity of entertainment for preceding generations. Needless to say, today, the modes have all gone digital, but that should not hinder one’s love for reading, especially in the presence of options such as kindle. 

Reading acts as a healthy food for the brain. There is a wide range of genres to choose from, literally or literary (pun intended). There is no excuse for the non-readers out there to not indulge in reading. Apart from all the brainy advantages, today in this anxiety-ridden world, reading can prove to be a stress reliever. Enough about all the goodness of reading, now let us dive straight into a “fiery” book recommendation that is The Wings of Fire by none other than APJ Abdul Kalam and why one must not miss out on it.

About The Wings of Fire

What is the book “The Wings of Fire” about? The answer to this lies in the book’s full title, which is “The Wings of Fire: An autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam.” Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the former president of India. Even after his heavenly abode, he remains a highly influential figure. It is a common misunderstanding that the autobiography is entirely written by APJ Abdul Kalam as the writing was actually assisted by an Indian scientist, Arun Tiwari. This autobiography comprises not only about all the facts and technical jargon about missiles etc., but also consists of the golden experiences accumulated by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam throughout his life.

Moreover, it is insightful. Hence, one must not shy away from reading this great book simply because it is co-written by a scientist and seems factual. This autobiography is complete in itself, as it includes everything, right from Dr. Kalam’s early life and childhood to his rise to becoming the President of India and everything in between. The book brims with something for which we all long for – knowledge. The book is warm in its approach and will leave a lingering beautiful experience once you read it.

In this fantastic book, you won’t be reading about the great Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam but rather a young Muslim boy from a poor financial background who is rich beyond monetary aspects. This book will show you how a young boy, despite all the difficulties and challenges, faces all the odds with the strength to achieve his desirable dreams. The book is so filled with power that even a common man could be persuaded into achieving their goals.

What is really interesting about the APJ Abdul Kalam brainchild, “The Wings of Fire” is that it comprises the smallest of the small details from Kalam’s sir’s life and puts them forward beautifully. An individual can understand or decode the book as per their understanding and perception. The book’s simple yet potent language enables everyone to read and comprehend.

By Harshita Kirnalli

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