A biography/bio is an itemized portrayal of an individual's life. It includes something beyond the fundamental realities like educational background, work, personal connections, and demise; it depicts an individual's encounter with these life occasions. In contrast to a profile or resume, Biography presents an individual's life story, featuring different parts of their life, including private subtleties of experience, and may incorporate an examination of the subject's character.
Biographies are typically non-fiction, yet fiction can likewise be utilized to depict an individual's life. Some of the famous biographies have been written about:
Nirad C Chaudhuri
Nirad C. Chaudhuri, a Bengali creator, and researcher was against the withdrawal of British provincial rule from the Indian subcontinent and the ensuing dismissal of Western culture in free India. He was an intellectual and complex person who appeared to have been brought into the world at some unacceptable place and at some unacceptable time.
Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty
Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty is almost a clique figure among every one of the unbelievable Indian Classical Vocalists of today. Albeit thought as a scion and doyen of the Patiala-Kasur style, addressing Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib's style of singing, he can similarly depict even the most inconspicuous elements of other significant traditional gharanas of India like Indore, Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Agra, Kirana, Rampur and even Carnatic music of South India. This is maybe a result of his wide openness to different kinds and their maestros and musicologists other than his gurus.
R.K. Laxman is an Indian illustrator who wrote the funny comic You Said It, which chronicled Indian life and legislative issues through the eyes of the "everyday person," a huge-nosed bespectacled spectator wearing a dhoti and an unmistakable checked coat of who depicted important political events through his perspectives for the readers.
Sir Chottu Ram
Sir Chhotu Ram was an important lawmaker in British India's Punjab Province, an ideologue of the pre-Independent India, who came from a Jat background and supported the interest of mistreated communities of the Indian subcontinent. For this accomplishment, he was knighted in 1937. On the political front, he was a prime supporter of the National Unionist Party which governed the United Punjab Province in pre-free India and kept Congress and the Muslim League under control. A significant piece of his compensation as minister was saved for grants and payments for financially poor yet brilliant students. The institution of two agrarian regulations was principally successful because of his commitment. These were the Punjab Relief Indebtedness Act and the Punjab Debtor's Protection Act.
Chanakya, likewise called Kautilya or Vishnugupta was a Hindu legislator and savant who composed an exemplary composition on legal polity, Artha-shastra ("The Science of Material Gain"), a gathering of nearly all that had been written in India up to his time in regards to artha (property, financial matters, or material achievement). He is known to have had information on medication and astrology, and it is accepted he knew about components of Greek and Persian learning brought into India by Zoroastrians. A few specialists accept he was a Zoroastrian or if nothing else was unequivocally impacted by that religion.
Q1. Is there any difference between an autobiography and a biography?
A biography is a record of an individual's life, composed by another person. An autobiography is a record of an individual's life, composed by that individual.
Q2. What are the components of a biography?
What's going to be included in the biography and its length can change altogether, however, there are a few normal components in a biography that stays intact. Key Elements to Include are-
date of birth and where they were born (and demise, if applicable)
the current area of residence
Q3. Which is the best
biography in India?
Business: ‘It happened in India’ -
Kishore Biyani - It is all about Big Bazaar, how the organization was created,
how it became a key part of middle-class Indians' life and a real BIG Brand.
Experiments with Truth’ - MK Gandhi – all about Mahatma Gandhi’s life
throwing light on some of the activities he religiously followed in his life.
Man who knew infinity’ - Ramanujan - It is the biography of a genius who
redefined the law of mathematics
Social: ‘I too had a dream’ -
Verghese Kurian - It is my favorite and most inspiring biography which explains
the story of the creation of AMUL.
Q4. Which unknown Indian
autobiography is best?
‘Autobiography of An Unknown Indian’ is a witty and
endearing account of Nirad C. Chaudhuri's life. The book explores the mind of
the author as he takes his readers down memory lane to a pre-independence
India. Written in a sarcastic manner that takes potshots at both Indian as well
as British cultures. It draws various incidents from the author's life and lets
us understand his views on life gained from his different experiences. Gives an
authentic overview of the quality of a Bengali-Indian's life during the
pre-independence era. Written by an educated person who was adept in the
British ways of living.
Q5. What are the 4 types of
There are four basic types of biographies namely:
Historical fiction- Usually, the stories are
loosely based on a few well-known facts about the individual and then developed
for the greatest entertainment value for film or television.
Academic- The lives of leaders in
business, politics, and social change are usually grouped chronologically in an
Fictional academic- The documented events of
a person’s life are used entertainingly while striving to relate an honest
impression of the individual.
Prophetic - contains guidance for
the material, mental and spiritual well-being of humankind. It may even become
elevated to religious scripture.
Q6. What is the best
biography to read?
‘A Beautiful Mind’ by Sylvia
‘Alexander Hamilton’ by Ron
‘Churchill: A Life’ by Martin
‘E=mc²: A Biography of the
World's Most Famous Equation’ by David Bodanis
‘The Lost City of Z: A Tale of
Deadly Obsession in the Amazon’ by David Grann
‘Mountains Beyond Mountains: The
Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World’ by Tracy Kidder
‘Napoleon: A Life’ by Andrew
‘Radioactive: Marie & Pierre
Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout’ by Lauren Redniss
‘Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy
Daughter’ by Kate Clifford Larson
‘Unbroken: A World War II Story
of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption’ by Laura Hillenbrand
Q7. What is the greatest
biography ever written?
‘The Collected Autobiographies of
Maya Angelou’ by Maya Angelou
‘The Autobiography of Benjamin
Franklin’ by Benjamin Franklin
‘Narrative of the Life of
Frederick Douglass, an American Slave’ by Frederick Douglass
‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ by
‘Long Walk to Freedom’ by Nelson
‘Living for Change: An
Autobiography’ by Grace Lee Boggs
‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama
‘I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood
Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban’ by Malala Yousafzai
of a Yogi’ by Paramahansa Yogananda
‘An Autobiography’ by Agatha
‘Autobiography of Mark Twain,
Volume 1’ by Mark Twain
‘Cash: The Autobiography’ by
Q8. What is the highest
selling autobiography of all time?
‘Don Quixote’ - Miguel de
‘A Tale of Two Cities’ - Charles
‘The Little Prince (Le Petit
Prince)’ - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's
Stone’ - J. K. Rowling
‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ - Cao
‘The Lion, the Witch, and the
Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
‘Vardi Wala Gunda’ - Ved Prakash
‘The Da Vinci Code’ - Dan Brown
‘The Alchemist (O Alquimista)’ -
‘Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ’ -
‘The Common Sense Book of Baby
and Child Care’ - Benjamin Spock
‘Black Beauty’ - Anna Sewell
Q9. What is the difference
between autobiography and biography?
Although both forms of writing are non-fiction
recounts of an individual's life, there are several differences between the
Authors: A biography is an
account of a person's life, written by someone else. An autobiography is an
account of a person's life, written by that person only. Thus biographies are
less accurate representations of a person's personal experiences.
Permissions: Biographies can be
written with or without permission, whereas autobiographies require no
permission at all.
Narrative voice: Another difference is
the narrative voice. Autobiography texts are written in first-person narratives
(using I and me). Biographies are written in third-person narratives. This
third-person narrative is much less personal.
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