Wings of Fire Summary by Abdul Kalam

Introduction Wings of Fire is the autobiography of former Indian president and eminent scientist Late APJ Kalam. The book is co-written by Arun Tiwari. A man of humble beginnings and simple life, he carried an unusual mix of spiritual convictions with man spirit of scientific enquiry. Born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (1931), young Muslim boy catapulted his fortunes … Read more

Of Friendship Essay | Summary by Francis Bacon

Introduction The essay Of Friendship by Francis Bacon celebrated the intimacy between friends which is subjected to both prosperity and adversity without succumbing to the clouds of doubt and jealousy. The essay was written on the request of his friend Toby Matthew. Human need for company Bacon introduces the text with thoughts of Aristotle on companionship. He posits … Read more

Freedom by GB Shaw; Summary & Analysis

Introduction George Bernard Shaw uses his radio broadcast to tackle the theme of freedom without the confines of theoretical jargons. A believer and proponent of democratic socialism, Shaw condemns the devices of the elites and the rich who foster an environment of false freedom and enslavement of the poor and underprivileged. However, behind his humour … Read more

The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen Summary

Introduction Argumentative Indian is a collection of essays by Amartya Sen, an economist and Nobel Prize winner. It focuses on the ‘Argumentative history of India’. The first essay in this collection is titled ‘Argumentative Indian’ which comes under the broader heading Voice and Heterodoxy. This essay explains in detail about contemporary India (2005), tracing back … Read more