Book Review on Wings of Fire Essay

854 Words Jun 11th, 2011 4 Pages
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A
BOOK REVIEW
ON
“WINGS OF FIRE”

SUBMITED TO
SUVARNA GUHA
SUBMITED BY SARANG RAUT(39) MMM - A

ABOUT AUTHOR: As per the preface, Arun Tiwari had worked with Dr. Kalam for over a decade and was involved in the project on Akash missile airframe. Arun Tiwari was so fascinated by Dr. Kalam’s range of ideas and thought process that he decided to pen down Dr. Kalam’s recollections before they get buried irretrievably under the sands of time.

ABOUT THE BOOK: “Wings of Fire” is the life story of Dr. Avul
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This earned him the sobriquet “India’s missile-man”. In July 1992, Kalam became a Scientific Advisor to India’s Defense Minister. As the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, he held the rank of a Cabinet Minister. His work led to the successful Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, which established India’s position as a nuclear weapon state. Kalam was also the Chairman, Ex-officio, of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (SAC-C) and piloted the “India Millennium Mission 2020″. Kalam has the unique distinction of having received honorary doctorates from at least thirty universities, as also India’s three highest civilian honors: the Padma Bhushan in 1981; the Padma Vibhushan in 1990; and the Bharat Ratna in 1997.

SYNOPSIS: Wings of Fire unfolds the story of A P J Abdul Kalam from his childhood in the following eight sections:
• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• Orientation
• Creation
• Propitiation
• Contemplation Orientation: Orientation, the first section of Wings of Fire, spread into first three chapters, covers 32 years of Kalam’s life, from his birth in a middle class Tamil people,Tamil family in the island town of Rameshwaram, his early schooling at Schwartz High School, Ramanathapuram, his undergraduate education at St. Joseph College, Trichy,

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