Book Review

Wings Of Fire

Q. You have recently read a book. Write a ‘Review’ on the same with the help of the following points:

(1) Title of the book

(2) Subject/Story/information

(3) Language/Style/Presentation

(4) Benefits/Message

Ans: Book Review: Wings of Fire by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam


Wings of Fire is an autobiography of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam; a renowned (famous) Indian scientist and the 11th President of India, written jointly by Arun Tiwari and Abdul Kalam. It covers Kalam’s life before he became president of India and his work in Indian space research and missile programs so the title is Wings of Fire.

Subject/Story/information :

Wings of Fire is the story of a boy from a humble background who went on to become a key player in Indian space research/Indian missile programs and later became the president of India. It gives a vivid picture of our country during 1930 –1950s. Kalam was born in Rameswaram, a southern religious town in Tamilnadu. The initial chapters provide an interesting glimpse of religious harmony (unity) which existed before India’s partition. The book covers a lot of information and technical details about India’s satellite and missile program.


The book itself is written in simple English and it seems as if the author is speaking out to the reader directly to create positive thinking. It is autobiographical account. Considering that this book comes from a scientist, this book does have little scientific narration


This book gives us message that how great things can be achieved through simple thoughts. How to face life, keep clear goals and keep head high and feet firmly in ground, motivate people and guide with vision. It is the most inspiring book which gives us Leadership lesson. I strongly suggest that everyone should read this book. My Rating: 10/10

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