Many political leaders are interested in writing. There are many politicians who penned their experiences from politics or wrote fictional novels. In recent years, there have not been many politicians who have written novels but there are some great books that have been written by political leaders. Here are six best books written by Indian Politicians.

My Truth by Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi was once central figure of the Indian National Congress and previous Prime Minister of India. She was the first and till today only a female Prime Minister of India. My Truth by Indira Gandhi is written on the basis of interviews and other source material that is uncommon. The book is the tale of Indira Gandhi’s life in her words. It was first published in India and France in 1980 when she was out of power.

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Discovery Of India by Jawaharlal Nehru

The Discovery of India is a book by Jawaharlal Nehru. He was the first Prime Minister of India. This book follows the old history, and the British Rule over India. In the book Nehru utilizes his knowledge of the Upanishads, textbooks, and vedas on ancient history to inform the readers concerning the advancement of India from the Indus Valley Civilization, and the progressions in socio-political situation each foreign intruder brought.

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My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist. Mahatma Gandhi took the leadership of the Indian National Congress from late 19th century, and after 1920. My Experiments with Truth is an autobiography by Mahatma Gandhi. The book is a collection of Mahatma Gandhi’s writings. Most part of the book was written from prison where he was imprisoned several times for his non-violent, civil disobedience campaigns in support of India’s independence from Britain. My Experiments With Truth contains Mahatma Gandhi’s personal reflections, his teachings of civil disobedience and non-violent protests and community organizing. The autobiography was originally published in 1927.

Wings Of Fire by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Wings Of Fire is an autobiography by A.P.J Abdul Kalam, published in 1999. He served as the eleventh President of India from 2002 to 2007.

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The Turbulent Years: 1980 – 1996 by Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017. He was Finance minister twice in 1982 and in 2009, and defense minister for one term in 2004. The Turbulent Years begins in the 1980s, when Sanjay Gandhi died under unexpected and tragic circumstances and not many years later, Indira Gandhi was assassinated; and Rajiv Gandhi, abruptly became India’s Prime Minister.

Pranab Mukherjee who was witness to and, sometimes, a participant in the significant events of the 1980s and the 1990s, has penned the book of the  period that was the most turbulent in India’s post-Independence history. In this book as an insider, the former President sheds new light on major political events of the time. Mukherjee is in the book is candid about each professional crisis that took place in this period of his career. The book was published in 2016.

The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and writer who has been serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009. The Great Novel by Shashi Tharoor is an internationally acclaimed that was published in 1989. It is a satirical novel that has recast and reset the story of The Mahabharata, with fictional but highly real events and characters from twentieth-century Indian politics. It is set during India’s struggle for freedom and independence from Britishers. The Great Indian novel is a hilarious satire.

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