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Audiobooks on India's freedom struggle that you must check out!

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Audiobooks on India's freedom struggle that you must check out!

Today, on March 23, known as Martyr's Day, we are talking about a few audiobooks on India's freedom struggle and the lives of freedom fighters. Join us in this!

This Martyr’s day, as we all pay homage to the extraordinary revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar, here’s an opportunity for us to enrich our knowledge about our valiant heroes and their fight for freedom. Hence, we have curated a list of audiobooks on India's freedom struggle that give us some information about independence movements, the lives of our freedom fighters, and their must-read or heard stories. After all, what better way for us to honour their memories and uphold their values than equipping ourselves with their stories and struggles?

1. Why I Am an Atheist and Other Works

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Bhagat Singh was one of the revolutionaries who brought about a shift in the way people perceived freedom. He fought extensively for the rights of his own, his comrades, and his countrymen. This book written by him and narrated by Siddhanta Pinto delves into how a simple conversation with a friend led to a discourse by Bhagat Singh on why he chose to be an atheist. It comprises 18 of his valued writings about his life inside and outside the prison and is a must-listen for those interested in understanding the wisdom and courage possessed by a young man fighting for his nation. 

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2. The Story of My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography

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In this audiobook, narrated by Sagar Arya, and written by Mahatma Gandhi, offers his life story as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps. Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent struggles against racism, violence, and colonialism in South Africa and India had brought him to such a level of admiration and adulation that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. This is worth a listen if you want to know more about Gandhi’s life, his early days, and the principles he lived by!

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3. India's Most Fearless 3

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Written by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh and narrated by Shiv Aroor, this includes the gripping and emotional stories of soldiers who went above and beyond the call of duty to save their people and the nation. Comprising ten true stories of extraordinary courage and fearlessness, the audiobook provides a firsthand account of the incident through the soldiers or those who were with them in their final moments. Tune in to listen to this audiobook on Audible and get inspired by the heroic acts of Indian soldiers and their incredible bravery in the face of extreme adversity.

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4. Amar Krantiweer Chandra Shekhar Azaad

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Chandra Shekhar Azaad was one of the most important rebellious figures during the struggle for freedom. This book, written by Bharat Bhushan and narrated by Bharat Bhushan hence, takes into account the former's childhood in which he had already defied the British Government in court and stated that no one could ever catch him. So, listen to this audiobook and get a grasp of his life.

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Also Read: Kargil War: Remembering India’s bravest of the brave who held the tricolor high

5. Jhansi Ki Rani

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As we talk of freedom fighters, how can we forget one of the most courageous fighters in the history of the Indian freedom struggle, Rani Laxmi Bai? Written by Mahashweta Devi and narrated by Roshni Mishra, this audiobook includes the struggle of this brave queen and how she continued fighting with the East India Company till her last breath!

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6. Without Fear

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Written by Kuldip Nayar and narrated by Yohan Chacko, 'Without Fear' commemorates the hundredth birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh wherein Kuldip Nayar throws light on Bhagat Singh’s beliefs, intellectual learnings, and despair. This led him to be glorified by Indians as a martyr for his youth, his defiance, and his reckless bravery. Listen to the audiobook on Audible this Martyr’s Day to know more about why Bhagat Singh was not just a hot-headed revolutionary, but an intellectual who wanted the betterment of Indian society.

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7. Bose: The Untold Story (Part 1 and 2)

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Bose: The Untold Story - Part 1 and Part 2 are indeed thought-provoking and riveting accounts of unknown stories about Bose written by Chandrachur Ghose and narrated by Dev J. Haldar. The books shed light on his tumultuous political activities surrounding revolutionary groups in Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, and the United Provinces, his relentless efforts to bridge the increasing communal divide, the influence he exercised over the country’s political landscape, and more. This intriguing audiobook unfolds the lesser-known facts about Bose and his single-minded focus on freeing the motherland and envisioning its development in a new era.

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8. Yoddha S1 and S2

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Written by Neelesh Misra (S1) and Anulata Raj Nair (S2) and narrated by Neelesh Misra,

both the seasons of Yoddha honour the Indian Armed Forces' gallantry. It documents the soldiers' unwavering sense of duty as they face insurmountable challenges. The tales also depict their private lives, acts of sacrifice, and the bravery of their relatives. So, get ready to witness the stories based on real-life defence personnel and paint yourself in the colours of the tiranga. 

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Also Read: Let’s pay a tribute to Indian soldiers and visit these war memorials in India

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