Independence Day 2022: 5 Must Read Books To Read About India’s Freedom Struggle

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Independence Day: 5 Must Read Books Telling India’s Struggle for Freedom

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As we celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day, we’ve got a list of Some Books to take you back in time to better understand our country’s Freedom Struggle.

Books on India’s Freedom Struggle: Today 75 years have been completed for the independence of the country. Independence Day is being celebrated across the country today. This time on the occasion of 75 years of independence, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is also being celebrated. Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mangal Pandey, Bhagat Singh, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Rani Laxmi Bai have played an important role in getting India independence from the British. It is because of the struggle of these freedom fighters that we are living in this free country today.

Independence Day: 5 Books on the Indian Independence Movement and Struggle That Are Must Reads

At the same time, after India got independence from British rule, Indian leaders had to deal with great challenges in running the country effectively. The British had given a poor and backward India, which was now the responsibility of the new leaders of the country to make it modern and progressive. After independence, he worked hard to make the country great and this is the reason that today the tricolor of the country is waving proudly on every floor. In such a situation, let us know about those Indian Freedom Struggle Books, from which the suffering, sacrifice and fight of the people can be understood during the freedom struggle of India. Let’s Read Best Indian Freedom Struggle Books List

Name of Book Author 
Jallianwala Bagh 1919 Dr. V.N. Datta and Dr Nonica Datta
Ananda Math Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Train To Pakistan Khushwant Singh
The Discovery of India Jawaharlal Nehru
India Divided Rajendra Prasad

Jallianwala Bagh: A Groundbreaking History of the 1919 Massacre

First Book on India’s Freedom Struggle – Jallianwala Bagh 1919: This novel was published after the horrific massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab. People who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh to peacefully protest against the British Empire were shot. Even though it has been more than 100 years since this incident. But still, people are struggling to recover from this tragic incident. In this novel, the author recounts the events of that fateful day and analyzes the atrocities committed by General Dyer in the book. Check Price

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Ananda Math by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

Second Book on India’s Freedom Struggle – Ananda Math: This book was written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, which is about the Bengal famine of 1770. This incident worked to awaken many Indians to join the freedom struggle of India. One of its poems, Vande Mataram, became very famous among freedom fighters and its first two verses were accepted as the national anthem of India. This book was also banned by the British. Check Price

The Discovery Of India: A book on Indian history & culture.

Third Book on India’s Freedom Struggle – The Discovery of India: Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, wrote this book. This book was written by Nehru when he was imprisoned in Ahmednagar Fort from 1942 to 1946 for the Quit India Movement. The book traces the change in socioeconomic conditions due to invaders since the Indus Valley Civilization. The book begins with historical texts like the Vedas and ends with British rule. Check Price

Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh 

Fourth Book on India’s Freedom Struggle – Train To Pakistan: This novel is about a beautiful village named Mano Majra, which was burning in the fire of one of the most horrific riots in the country’s history during India’s freedom struggle. People of Sikh and Muslim communities were living in peace and harmony in Mano Majra for years. But suddenly everything changed one day when a train full of dead bodies of Hindu people arrives from Pakistan. After this religious hatred spreads between the two communities. Check Price

India Divided by Rajendra Prasad 

Fifth Book on India’s Freedom Struggle – India Divided: Understanding the roots of Hindu-Muslim dispute, this book covers up to partition. Due to the partition, two countries were established. It examines the concept of conflict between the two countries. The book states that the solution to the problem is the creation of a secular country with cultural freedom for the people. Check Price

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