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Indian Autobiographies

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What is an Autobiography? An Autobiography is a self written record of the life of oneself. i.e. Autobiography is a biography which describes the life story of the author. An autobiography comes through the person’s own words of his/her life. In simple terms: “Autobiography, is the biography of oneself narrated or written by oneself.” The article Indian Autobiographies lists the autobiographies written by Indian authors. This article plays a prominent role in GA/GK preparation section of various competitive exams such as IBPS PO, Clerk, SBI PO, Clerk, RRB, SSC CGL etc.


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Indian Autobiographies – List of Prominent Biographies:

Name Autobiography Title Year
Abhinav Bindra A Shot at History 2011
APJ Abdul Kalam Wings of Fire 1999
Aribam Syam Sharma Living Shadows 2006
Anna Chandy, first female judge Atmakatha 1973
Arjun Singh A Grain of Sand in the Hourglass of Time 2012
Anil K. Rajvanshi A Life of an ordinary Indian – An exercise in self-importance 2016
Babasaheb Ambedkar Waiting for a Visa 1935-36
Babur Baburnama 16th century
Bhagat Singh Why I Am An Atheist
B. V. Acharya, Justice All from Memory 2014
Dr Verghese Kurien The Man Who Made The Elephant Dance 2012
I K Gujral Matters of Discretion 2011
Jawaharlal Nehru An Autobiography 1936
Jahangir Tuzk-e-Jahangiri 1863
J. B. Kripalani My Times : An Autobiography 2004
Kamala Surayya Ente Katha 1973
K. Natwar Singh One Life Is Not Enough 2014
Kapil Dev Straight from the Heart 2013
Khushwant Singh Truth, Love & a Little Malice 2002
L. K. Advani My Country My Life 2008
Milkha Singh The Race of My Life 2013
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi The Story of My Experiments with Truth 1940s
Nirad C. Chaudhuri The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian 1951
Paramahansa Yogananda Autobiography of a Yogi
Phoolan Devi The Bandit Queen of India
Prakash Tandon Punjabi Century 1857-1947 1963
Rajendra Prasad, first president Atmakatha 1946
Shantabai Kamble Majya Jalmachi Chittarkatha 1983
Sita Ram Goel How I Became a Hindu 1982
Satyajit Ray, director Jakhan Choto Chilam 1982
Sachin Tendulkar Playing It My Way 2014
Sharad Pawar On my Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power 2015
Sania Mirza Ace Against Odds 2016
Saurabh Duggal Akhada: The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat 2016
U. V. Swaminatha Iyer En Sarithiram 1950
Vijay Kumar Singh Courage and Conviction 2013
V. R. Krishna Iyer Wandering in Many Worlds
Yuvraj Singh The Test of My Life 2013