Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birth Anniversary: 5 books on Vallabhbhai Patel you should read to know the man

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Read these 5 books on Vallabhbhai Patel to know the amazing contribution of Sardar Patel


 

The country celebrates the birth anniversary of Vallabhbhai Patel on 31st October every year by observing National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Often called the ‘Iron Man of India’, Bismarck of India or Sardar Patel, Vallabhbhai Patel played an important role in uniting India after India got freedom from colonial powers. He also built the party machine of Congress through the imposition of strict discipline. The first home minister of India, Vallabhbhai Patel supervised and directed the functioning of the Congress ministries after 1937 provincial elections. Sardar Patel is one of the most respectable figures in the history of Indian politics. If you are a bibliophile or want to know more about the great man, you should definitely check out these 5 books on Vallabhbhai Patel.

To know more about the Iron Man of India, read these 5 books on Vallabhbhai Patel.

 

1. Patel: A Life – by Rajmohan Gandhi

patel a life by rajmohan gandhi

Patel: A Life, written by Rajmohan Gandhi tells the story of Vallabhbhai’s life. The book has been prepared with the help of his correspondence and diaries, including letters of Sardar Patel and the diary kept by her daughter Manibhen Patel. The contents of the book are authentic, intimate and a complete account of Vallabhbhai Patel’s life. If you are seeking answers of how did he unify India, what made him accept partition, or what was his stand on Article 370 and whole Kashmir issue, you should not miss reading this book.

 

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2. India’s Bismarck – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by Balraj Krishna

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by Balraj Krishna

India’s Bismarck – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is one of the most comprehensive books ever. The book explores the contribution of Sardar Patel in the freedom struggle and his role in the integration of princely states in India. The book gives a good insight into the life of one of the greatest freedom fighters of the country.

3. Integration of Indian States by V.P. Menon

Integration of Indian States by V.P. Menon

This is personally recommended by our team if you are really excited to know a great deal about Sardar Patel. Written by V.P. Menon, this book explores how princely states were integrated in India. V.P. Menon was the Secretary of Ministry of States and had worked with Vallabhbhai Patel at the time of integration. If Sardar Patel was Iron Man then Menon was his FRIDAY, who advised him at every step and carried out diplomatic operations. The book is a fascinating insight into one of the most significant events in the history of India. It offers a personal insight into Sardar Patel’s life from the perspective of someone who worked with him.

4. Life and work of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by Parshottam Das Saggi

Life and work of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by Parshottam Das Saggi

Life and Work of Sardar Patel by Parshottam Das Saggi highlights the views of Sardar Patel on various issues by looking deeply into his speeches at various places, views of others on their contemporaries about Patel and certain incidents of Sardar’s life.

5. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: The Man Who Unified India – by B Krishna

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: The Man Who Unified India

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: The Man Who Unified India, written by B Krishna examines the extraordinary contribution of Sardar Patel in unifying India. It takes us to a journey right from when Patel supported Mahatama Gandhi’s satyagraha until the freedom struggle of India. It also looks into the farsighted and courageous approach in building an integrated and strong India.

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