This year marks the 75th Independence Day celebration for our country! Wouldn’t it be interesting to tell your kids about India’s history, freedom struggles and post-independence developments? Well, we have curated a list of books your children would love to read or want you to read them aloud on this Independence Day.

These books, a compilation of fiction and non-fiction genre, will take your children on a journey to India’s past in a fun and easy manner. You can buy these books online on Amazon, Flipkart or other e-commerce stores. You can even visit book libraries/book clubs in Pune and find out a good pick for your children.

  • My Gandhi Story

Author: Nina Sabnani and Ankit Chadha

Want a great read for early readers? This book is just perfect! It tells the story of Mahatma Gandhi through appealing visuals, making it a page-turner for the little ones.

  • Let’s Go Time Travelling Life in India Through the Ages

Author: Subhadra Sen Gupta

From Harappan civilization and King Asoka to Mauryan and Mughal empires to British rule to the modern era, this book is like a time-travelling machine in India’s different periods. It narrates all trivia and facts in a quirky manner without an overload of information. Of course, there are some eye-catching illustrations and cartoons also!

  • We, the Children of India

Author: Leila Seth

This book explains the concepts of democracy, preamble, constitution and sovereignty in a lucid language. The author has penned this book keeping her grandchildren in mind. So, you can rest assured about its child-friendliness.

  • Ahimsa

Author: Supriya Kelkar

A 10-year-old girl Anjali and her friend Irfaan are the fictional protagonists in this book. The story is set in the backdrop of the pre-dependence era. It recounts various events from that period through the eyes of these two characters.

  • Puffin Lives

This is a series of books written by different authors and published by Puffin publishers. It is based on the lives of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rani Lakshmibai, B.R. Ambedkar, Indira Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Guru Nanak, Swami Vivekananda, Mother Teresa, Chanakya, Sunita Williams and many other prominent personalities.

  • A Beautiful Lie

Author: Irfan Master

A thought-provoking and sensitive read for young adults, this book is the bittersweet story of Bilal, his friends and his dying father at the time of partition. It narrates the struggles of people during the partition torn between freedom, love and relationships.

  • Amazing India: A State by State Guide

Author: Anita Vachcharajani

If you want your children to learn about unity in diversity in India, there couldn’t be a better book. It talks about the culture and history of different states and union territories of India. It has some stunning illustrations to capture the interest of little readers.

  • The Teenage Diary Series

This is a collection of five books written by women authors and published by Talking Club. It highlights the life of fierce female warriors – Rani Lakshmibai, Razia Sultan, Jodh Bai, Nur Jahan and Jahanara.

Are there any books you would like to recommend to other parents in this list?

About Prabha Kulkarni

Prabha is a retired teacher, who enjoys writing on various topics. Most of her current writing is currently influenced by her young grand-daughters, as she grapples with the differences in the world they will grow up in, and the one in which she spent the best years of her life. Prabha is also a proud technophile who plans to start her blog soon.

  1. Ayush Aryan 2 years ago

    Puffin Lives series seems interesting.

  2. Shubhangi Singhal 2 years ago

    Such a nice list.

  3. Kshitij Sharma 2 years ago

    The second one sounds interesting. Thinking to buy it for my kids.

Leave a reply

©2023 Kidwise . All trademarks used on this website are the property of their respective owners.


Register or Login


Register | Login

with your email ID

By registering you are agreeing with the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Is your child 21st Century ready?

21st century skills for kids

Introduce your kids to 21st Century skills & other exciting hobbies.

Book FREE DEMO CLASSES to help them discover their interests & expand their horizons!

Book Now


Here are some sample reviews from parents, to help you to share your own experiences:

Best classes for mathematics in Erandwane/Kothrud area. Limited kids per batch and give personal attention. We had a very good experience. My daughter is happy with teaching by ***** teacher.

Very engaging and fun filled sessions for the kids .My 8 year old throughly enjoyed all the sessions. Kids get a platform to express their views on various topics. Suggestion is to make this workshop extended from 1 month to 2 months or more.

My child has made excellent growth. The teacher gives attention to every child adequately and my child is very eager to attend the classes. And the teacher also has excellent skills in art.

We have seen ***** school growing from a pretty new school to a developed school in last four years. They focus lot on academics, extra curricular  actives and lot more.  They embed a lot of fun activities with academics which makes kids picks the basics as well as advance topics pretty well.  Teachers are attentive and they provide a very elaborated feedback about the child on quarterly basis. In short it's fairly a good option for kids for their overall growth.

Highly mismanaged branch of *****. Poor planning. No proper communication with parents. Teacher retention is very low. Good teachers gets transferred to other centres. In past 3-4 years 3 principal changed. Everything they do is for name sake. Workshops/ seminars are more of a sales  pitches. 10% return of value for your money.

Login with email & password

or     Register now

Forgot your details?

Register with email & password

Already a member?

By registering you are agreeing with the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.