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Lives That Inspire (Set of 3 Volumes)

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Item Code: NAN938
Author: Pragya Paliwal Gaur, Himank Kothiyal and Anasua Banerjee
Publisher: Publications Division, Government of India
Language: English
Edition: 2016
ISBN: Volume I9788123020211
Volume II9788123020228
Volume III9788123020235
Pages: 356
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 490 gm
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About the Book

India has been a witness to some great personalities in her long history. These real life heroes have showed us what it takes to become an extraordinary human being with their courage, wisdom and dedication.

This volume of 'Lives that Inspire' is a collection of life sketches of such great men and women, who, with their compassion, zeal, acumen and love for their motherland, paved a meaningful path for youth to follow. Their bravery, humanity, dynamism and simplicity encourage us to believe that within all of us, lies the untapped power to change, awaken and inspire the generations to come.


NATION-building is a long drawn-out process. A nation can be compared with the human mind. The mind is impacted upon by various kinds of influences, which are sometimes similar, at times complement each other and mutually contradictory at some other point of time. Nation-building is not done by a few prominent personalities, but it is the nation which shapes these personalities. Indeed, once moulded, the personality itself exercises its own impact on the nation. The biggest force that creates history is the people. Great men are those who guide the people on to the path of progress. Though the loftiest thoughts lie dormant in books, the colossal personality of these figures transforms these ideas into a vehicle of change.

This collection comprises life-sketches of such great personalities of India, whose thoughts not only influenced the society during their times but are a source of inspiration for the country even today. All these great names are indelibly associated with the honour and identity of our country.


Mahavira 1
Buddha 8
Panini 16
Puru 21
Chanakya 25
Chandragupta Maurya 30
Ashoka 36
Vishnusharma 43
Aryabhatta 47
Nagarjuna 50
Samudragupta 54
Kumarjeeva 58
Chandragupta Vikramaditya 62
Kalidasa 66
Harsha 70
Pulkeshin II 75
Shankaracharya 80
Aandal 85
Rajraja Chola 88
Ramanujacharya 1
Kalhana 8
Jayadeva 12
Basava 17
Kamban 22
Prithviraj 26
Madhavacharya 33
Gyaneshwar 40
Khusrau 48
Vidyaranya 55
Shankar Dev 60
Narsingh Mehta 65
Kabir 71
Nanak 77
Surdas 82
Sher Shah Suri 87
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 92
Meerabai 98
Krishnadeva Raya 106
Purandardas 110
Tulsidas 116
Akbar 1
Todarmal 8
Maharana Pratap 12
Tansen 20
Chand Bibi 26
Samarth Swami Ramdas 30
Sant Tukaram 34
Shivaji 40
Nana Fadnavis 48
Ahilyabai 54
Tipu Sultan 58
Tyagraj 64
Rammohan Rai 68
Maharaja Ranjit Singh 72
Mirza Ghalib 75
Swati Tirunaal 80
Tatya Tope 83
Laxmibai 87
Nana Sahab Peshwa 97
Sayyad Ahmad Khan 101
Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar 105
Michael Madhusudan Dutt 110
Dayanand Saraswati 113


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