5 books every Journalist-to-be should read to understand India

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Are you an aspiring Journalist? We have some books suggestion, take a look


If you are currently pursuing journalism, your teachers would have suggested you read and write as much as you can. But most of you are taking precious advice very lightly. Aren’t you? Journalism is a field where you need passion more than the hard work to succeed. If you don’t have a passion you won’t want to read books rather you will watch movies or browse through your social media in free time. If you want to ask tough questions from the government, first you should be aware of almost everything about your country. To know some part of your country and how you should go about practising the journalism here are 5 non-course books suggestion every Journalism students must-read.

1. The Free voice – By Ravish Kumar

Ravish Kumar is a famous name in journalism colleges and institutes. If the question “Who is your favourite journalist” is asked, most of the students take the name of the author of this book. Ravish Kumar is one of the most renowned Hindi journalists in India and is known for criticizing government’s policies and talking for the welfare of poor and needy. Read this amazing book to know about the democracy and culture of India.

2. India After Gandhi – By Ram Chandra Guha

Any list of books related to the information of India and its history is incomplete without India after Gandhi. It has been written by the famous historian and author Ram Chandra Guha. The book covers the phase of India after the nation got independence from the colonial powers. This book is a perfect choice if you want to learn the evolution of India.

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3. Discovery of India – By Jawahar Lal Nehru

This book has been written by India’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. The late-congress leader wrote this book while he was in prison between 1942 to 1946. It traces the nation’s history starting from the Indus Valley Civilization and gives a detailed account of the period between Arya Samaj till the British came into power in India.

4. The Accidental Prime Minister – By Sanjay Baru

You might have seen the movie but trust me there are few things in the book that was not shown in the movie. The book has been written by then-media advisor of then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The book sheds light on making and non-making of India’s former Prime Minister in UPA I and UPA II government between 2004 to 2014.

5. How Modi won India – By Rajdeep Sardesai

Another political journalist makes it into the list with his latest book “How Modi won India”. Rajdeep Sardesai is a famous name in the English TV Media industry. He covered various aspects of how BJP came into power for the second consecutive time in centre in the book.

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