List of Books By Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam

Hey Friends, this post with the title List of Book by Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam, here we are sharing the list of top-selling and popular books by our former president APJ Abdul Kalam. Listed books most recommended books to students which help them keep high morale and motivation. In these APJ Abdul Kalam Sir has shared his experiences, how he kept himself motivated and goal-oriented even after many times of failure he achieved many milestones in his life.

In his life, he was not selected in Service Selection Board(SSB) in Indian Defence services but he holds the top of the tri-services in his life and became President of India. He failed many times in Agani Missile but now Agani Missile is now one of the world’s most Successful and target-oriented missiles.

So his whole mantra was to keep eye on your goal and move your steps to reach there.

1 – Learning How to Fly: Life Lessons for the Youth Kindle Edition

This book is about his 2000 lectures which he addressed to teachers, students and beyond. In each of this, he spoke about how to prepare for goals, overcome challenges etc.

  • Number of Pages : 117
  • Publisher of Book : Rupa Publications India
  • Publication Date : 1 October 2016

2 – Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of Abdul Kalam

Dr. Kalam by narrating his life journey evokes the reader to identify with one’s inner fire and potential, for he was of the firm belief that each one of us was born with the strength and potential to make a tangible change in the world. How he inspired himself to achieve dreams and how he went about accomplishing so much is what the book captures nicely.

  • Number of Pages : 180
  • Publisher of Book : Universities Press
  • Publication Date : 1 January 1999

3 – My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions

My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions is a book that offers you many emotional accounts by Dr. Kalam, which speak of his life in a small town by the Bay of Bengal. He tells his readers about the many times when he would feel dejected in life and was on the verge of giving up. He mentions that he gained strength in those times from spirituality and certain books. All in all, the book gives you valuable and first-hand information on life itself.

  • Number of Pages : 91
  • Publisher of Book : Rupa Publications India
  • Publication Date : 1 November 2014

4 – Forge your Future Kindle Edition

“Forge your Future” is a well-written novel by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kalam had to overcome various obstacles since humble childhood to becoming the president of India. The story contains Dr. Kalam’s interactions with various people through emails, face-to-face meetings, and on Facebook, who discussed their problems with him and sought solutions. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam received near about 300 emails every day and he took out time to read those emails and revert with the best possible solutions.

  • Number of Pages : 212
  • Publisher of Book : Rajpal and Sons
  • Publication Date : 12 December 2014

5 – Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges

The inspiring sequel to Wings of Fire. Over 3 lakh copies sold.’It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. As I was returning to my room in the evening, the vice-chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. When I answered, a voice at the other end said, ‘The prime minister wants to talk with you.’ Some months earlier, I had left my post as Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change.’Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey – individual and collective – that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation

  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Publisher of Book : HarperCollins
  • Publication Date : 30 August 2012

6 – My Life: An Illustrated Biography: An Illustrated Autobiography

In My Life Dr. Kalam writes his life story starting from his days growing up at Rameswaram; about working on India’s space and missile programs; his years as the eleventh President of India; and about his life thereafter. Full of anecdotes that demonstrate the importance of hard work, commitment, courage, and innovative thinking, this autobiography is a wonderful introduction to a remarkable life. Beautifully illustrated and simply written, My Life will inspire readers of all ages.

  • Number of Pages : 122
  • Publisher of Book : Rupa Publications India
  • Publication Date : 11 October 2015

7 – Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India

Why, given all our skills, resources, and talents, do we settle so often for the ordinary instead of striving to be the best?
At the heart of Ignited Minds is an irresistible premise: that people do have the power, through hard work, to realize their dream of a truly good life. Kalam’s vision document of aspiration and hope motivates us to unleash the dormant energy within India and guide the country to greatness.

  • Number of Pages : 109
  • Publisher of Book : Penguin
  • Publication Date : 1 November 2014

8 – Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of Abdul Kalam (Hindi)/Agni Ki Udaan: Wings of Fire का हिंदी अनुवाद

त्रिशूल ‘ के लिए मैं ऐसे व्यक्‍त‌ि की सुलाश में था जिसे न सिर्फ इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स एवं मिसाइल युद्ध की ठोस जानकारी हो बल्कि जो टीम के सदस्यों में आपसी समझ बढ़ाने के लिए पेचीदगियों को भी समझा सके और टीम का समर्थन प्राप्‍त कर सके । इसके लिए मुझे कमांडर एस.आर. मोहन उपयुक्‍त लगे, जिनमें काम को लगन के साथ करने की जादुई शक्‍त‌ि थी । कमांडर मोहन नौसेना से रक्षा शोध एवं विकास में आए थे । ‘ अग्नि ‘, जो मेरा सपना थी, के लिए किसी ऐसे व्यक्‍त‌ि की जरूरत थी जो इस परियोजना में कभी-कभी मेरे दखल को बरदाश्त कर सके । यह बात मुझे आर.एन. अग्रवाल में नजर आई । वह मद्रास इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ टेकोलॉजी के विलक्षण छात्रों में से थे । वह डी.आर.डी.एल. में वैमानिकी परीक्षण सुविधाओं का प्रबंधन सँभाल रहे थे ।

  • Number of Pages : 196
  • Publisher of Book : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Publication Date : 1 January 2016

9 – YOU ARE BORN TO BLOSSOM: Dr. Kalam visualizes Information and Communication Technology mining the rural talent

“If I could recommend only two books to help you become more, do more, and have more The first would be the Bible; the second is born to win. This masterpiece makes it clear why Zig Ziglar has been the world’s great motivator for five decades

  • Number of Pages : 98
  • Publisher of Book : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Publication Date : 1 January 2015

10 – GUIDING SOULS: APJ Abdul Kalam’s Thoughts, Emotions, Perception, Feelings

Arun K. Tiwari is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and is currently Director of CARE Foundation; Hyderabad. He took up creative scientific writing in 1987 and since then has written several books including the best seller Wings of Fire with President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

  • Number of Pages : 91
  • Publisher of Book : Rupa Publications India
  • Publication Date : 1 November 2014


For the first time, some of the most thoughtful, inspiring, and educative of these writings have been compiled in one place in The Righteous Life. Some of the essays in this volume describe his early life, family, and teachers and his entry into the world of scientific development and research. Also included are his thoughts on education, governance, probity in public life, and his analysis and solutions to some of India’s problems such as corruption, energy independence, and the overall development of the country.
Filled with wisdom and farsighted thinking that upholds honesty, diligence, and spirituality, The Righteous Life showcases the working of one of the finest minds in the country.

  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Publisher of Book : Rupa Publications India
  • Publication Date : 22 September 2013

12 – ENLIGHTENED MINDS (Most Popular Books on Inspire and Motivate the Younger Generation of the Country)

These Speeches and Interactions have a profound Impact and are Practical. There are so many issues that our country is today facing and these have been addressed by Dr. Kalam so many years back.
And yet India is not applying these techniques for young minds. No matter how many times, someone urges to change the education system of the country and how young minds are shaped in the country, there is a little transition we are witnessing.

  • Number of Pages : 147
  • Publisher of Book : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Publication Date : 23 November 2016

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