Humanism in Action: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Perspectives on A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's Prose and Poetry


ISBN 978-81-7977-637-7

Price: Rs. 165.00

pp.: 100 + xii

The versatility of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalm is inestimable. He was not only a great aerospace scientist and the father of Indian missile programme but also a philosopher, mystic, teacher, writer and poet. Much has been written on his memorable contribution to science and technology but no study on his imperishable contribution to literature, especially to prose and poetry, has come out. This monograph is an in-depth analysis of his prose and poetry which occupy an imperishable place in Indian English Literature. He emerges as a great communicator, thought provoking writer and stylist in The Wings of Fire, The Turning Points, Forge Your Future, Ignited Minds, Guiding Souls, Transcendence and many other books. 

Dr. Satish Kumar, formerly in U.P. Government Higher Education Service, is a distinguished critic on Indian English literature, his area of specialisation for over five decades. He has commendably authored over two dozen books on literature, especially Indian English literature. Mulkraj Anand appreciating his book A Survey of Indian English Novel observed : “…It is a comprehensive critical review of Indian English writing from before the war years and coming of freedom till now… from the point of view of its contents it is the most comprehensive recreation of Indian English Writers after the first book of Dr. Srinivas Iyengar.”

Contents include:

The Making of a Legend
The Might of the Pen 
Life in Action 
Wisdom of Experience 
Leadership and Management
India of Kalam’s Dreams
Language and Style 
The Singer of Heaven and Earth 
The Teacher of Teachers

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