"Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Minds Within India" is one of the best works put together by Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam, amongst his other books. This book goes to the logical next step and examines why instead of having all the resources, skills and talents, we, so obviously capable of being the best, land up doing the worst. It's an inspirational book for Indians to realize about what they are missing.
The author has offered no formulaic prescription in this offering, "Ignited Minds". The book portrays different issues and themes that struck the author during his pilgrimage around the country. This book is dedicated to a child of class 12, Snehal Thakkar, whom the author met at the Anandalaya High School.
"Ignited Minds" helps in igniting the minds of all readers, of any age. It talks about the sense of pride that all Indians have and contains a message for the bright and glorious future ahead. The book also tells about why India being so productive, is still lagging behind. It helps in portraying a kind of patriotism which melts the boundaries created by religion and caste. True to its name, the book talks about young minds that are keen to lea more and ignite a difference in the society, to bring about positive impacts on the India that we know of today.
Contents of the Book
The book unfolds chapters written by the author and depicts various experiences of his two years of pilgrimage. He visited many parts of India and met thousands of people and discussed about the needs of India and the problems they face. After that, he wrote different chapters inspired by the meetings with people like visionary teachers and scientists, saints and seers, and those talking of patriotism beyond politics and religion, etc.
The chapter "Building a new state" has a unique thought which showcases how to develop through purposeful activity. How the youth has be guided properly so that their lives find a proper direction. Likewise each chapter contains a message that would be truly motivational and full of optimism.
An appealing Book
This book appeals to all readers and transforms their thoughts about the corruption and red-tapism ridden society, via immense knowledge and the intellectual capabilities. The book enlightens the capabilities that people have, and which will help in the progress of the country. It's a book which explains the critical and delicate circumstances that the country is going through. It also helps in boosting citizens for a better and more determined future. A boon for patriots, this book has appealing contents for the motivational purpose required for India to go forward on the right track. It also has an inspirational song for the youth written by the author at the end.
This novel has a paperback which can be carried anywhere with you. It really ignites the power within India, and anyone who reads it.