Key Features A ready reckoner for students, libraries and anyone interested in knowing about luminaries from India Includes personalities, both ancient and contemporary Rich in memorable quotes spoken by the iconic figures About the Book: The Puffin Book of Hundred Indians A visually attractive, simple, written in an engaging style-an excellent reference guide for children Pioneering scientist and mathematician Aryabhatta; Missile man Dr Kalam; economist and Nobel laureate Dr Amartya Sen; India's Renaissance man Ram Mohan Roy; the immortal star in space Kalpana Chawla; master blaster Sachin Tendulkar; the evergreen melody queen Lata Mangeshkar. These are some of the great luminaries featured in this book of Indians who have helped shape our nation. Featuring the 100 most iconic personalities from the fields of arts, literature, science, politics, economics, films and entertainment, this is an engaging reference book to learn about the contributions of some of the greatest Indians across the ages. From the heroic spirit of Chandrashekhar Azad to the soulful music of Grammy winner A.R. Rahman, these short biographies are informative, inspiring and thought-provoking.