TURNING THE PAGES OF HISTORY
Book Title: Incredible Indians- 75 People Who Shaped Modern India
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: Ashwitha Jayakumar
The book explores the lives and contributions of 75 notable people from amongst the many who helped shape modern India. From some of the best-known icons of the nationalist movement to political leaders, scientists, and public servants who laid the foundations of the new nation; from artists and writers who epitomized India’s diversity and cultural variety to activists who fought for the rights of the most vulnerable, this book is an excellent introduction to the history of the modern Indian nation through the lives of some of the fascinating individuals who helped build it.
This book includes:
- Concise biographies of political figures, activists, environmentalists, artists, writers and industrialists.
- Detailed historical and social background to the making of modern India.
- Trivia and facts about the lives and achievements of eminent Indians.
Incredible Indians is a homage to some of the people who fought against all odds, surmounted obstacles,
and triumphed through all their achievements and sacrifices.
-Tushar A Gandhi, author and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
About the author
Ashwitha Jayakumar has loved stories all her life, especially ones set in different times and worlds. Born in Chennai, she studied English literature and medieval studies at the universities of Edinburgh and Leeds in the United Kingdom and has worked for over a decade in the Indian publishing industry. She loves to read, research and writes history books.