The Race of My Life : An Autobiography

The Race of My Life : An Autobiography (English, Paperback, Milkha Singh)

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The Race of My Life : An Autobiography  (English, Paperback, Milkha Singh)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: RUPA
    • ISBN: 9788129129109, 8129129108
    • Edition: 2013
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    Very few people make it big and very few people amongst them understand the importance of making it big and what took them to get there. Milkha Singh is one of those few. His life is almost rag to riches story – however with a lot of perseverance and hard work.
    “The Race of my Life” just documents that hard work and brings it to readers in the form of a book and of course the movie, which most people must have watched. The book chronicles Milkha Singh’s life as a refugee, to his joining the Army, to finally becoming a world-class athlete.


    The book is inspiring and at the same time makes you want to achieve a lot more. It makes you realize probably what you can be and do. The life of brilliance is captured here. Go read it.

     

    An orphan, refugee and a man who considered becoming a dacoit found home in the Indian Army where he learned life had a different tale for him to follow. One ruled by speed, that of his legs. The Race of My Life is the story of a man called The Flying Sikh, the autobiography of Milkha Singh.

    Summary of the Book

    Running is synonymous with the name Milkha Singh in India. After witnessing most of his family being killed in the violence that followed the India-Pakistan Partition, he lived with his sister. A short while in a refugee camp in Purana Quila followed by some time at a resettlement colony in Shadara, Delhi, led to Milkha realizing he was confused by life. Disillusioned by life, he considered becoming a dacoit but applied for the Indian Army under his brother’s persuasion. Four attempts later, he got in. It was during his posting at Secundrabad that he was introduced to athletics, and discovered his life’s true calling. A gold medal at the commonwealth games, and several Olympic games later, Milkha Singh was the stuff of legend. The Race of My Life is the story of an orphan who has been running all his life, and the face of Indian Sports for nearly forty years.

    About the Authors

    Milkha Singh is a former Indian track and field sprinter. He represented India in several of the Olympics track events over the years and won an individual athletics gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.

    Milkha Singh’s life story has been into a Hindi movie entitled: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

    Sonia Sanwalka is an Indian writer.

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    Book Details
    Publication Year
    • 2013 August
    Book Type
    • Entrance Exam Book
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    Author Info
    • Milkha Singh joined the army in 1951. Arguably, Indias best male athlete, he received the Padma Shri at the height of his career in 1958. Although he stopped participating in competitive events in the early 1960s, he has dedicated his life to sports. He retired as Director of Sports and Youth Programme, Punjab Government, in 1991. He established the Milkha Charitable Trust in 2003 in Chandigarh to help poor and needy sports persons and their families.
    Dimensions
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    • 5 inch
    Height
    • 8 inch
    Ratings and Reviews
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    A HEART TOUCHING STORY DIRECT FROM A LIVING LEGEND...MUST READ!!!

    Most fantastic autobiography I have read in my entire life. It has been written in very simple language but you will be able to connect to every word written in this book. The part of Milkha Singh we all saw in the film was just a summary of his life. Please read this book if you want a deep insight into his life. A very emotional and very motivating heart touching autobiography. Proud to be born in a country were legend Milkha Singh lives.

    I preordered this book and want to thank Flipkart f...
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    Rahul Shukla

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    29 Jul, 2013

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    The stirring life story of the ‘Flying Sikh’

    The stirring life story of the ‘Flying Sikh’. The book is candid and centers on how he built his career as a world-class sprinter. "Milkha Singh, you don't run, but you fly”. He is India’s most towering athlete till date and spent his life, in his words, running, running and running. I had learnt during my school days about the freedom fighters’ struggle for our country’s independence and also their stories of victories. Never had I comprehended fully the callous manslaughter in India and Pak...
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    Suriya Gayathri

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    Don't Miss

    I got this book through Pre order from the publisher. Fantastic book, written in a simple manner, yet short and to the point. All youngsters must read this, a good inspirational book and helps inculcate discipline and leadership qualities in teenagers

    Once you start, you wont put tit down until you finish. Took jut three days to complete, apart from spending 14 hours at office. you just can't put it down. So sad to know the bureaucracy in Indian Sports. What a tough journey this Legend has b...
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    Byresh Gowda

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    The Race of My Life - Milkha Singh

    One of the best book i have read. Milkha Singh's Biography is very Inspiring. Every Sportsmen and youngster should read this book. Government should try to include Mr. Milkhaji's story in childrens syllabus and start promoting sports in the schools.

    While going through the book i felt that, Milkha singh is not only great Athlete but very Charming personality and wonderful Human being. Reading about his struggle from Childhood till his Youth was very heart touching. My heart is deeply touched...
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Don't miss Guys!!!Just Read it...

    Great book,The Flying Sikh.Easy language,Informative about Milkha Singh.Enjoy Reading,Heart touching Story.Great book,inspiring story.Some rare image turned the book to a extraordinary.Salute u Sir!Highly Recommended,Just read it...
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    Dwaipayan Sarkar

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    Very simple book, yet a must read.

    I have to admit that I am not a keen follower of sports and knew very little about Milkha Singh before this book. It was the movie that kindled my desire to know more about him and I landed on this book (always prefer to read first before watch it on screen). This book is very straight and to the point. I dint feel the pain when he actually missed the Rome Olympics, but it was very painful when he says Someone has to get the gold that I missed in Rome. His nobility is not in the medals he won...
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    Sujatha Sugumaran

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    Good book - The Race of My Life : An Autobiography

    Am a reader who gets into reading various types of books, like - Autobiographies, Motivational, Leadership, Fiction, Non-Fiction etc. The reason for reading these books is to kill my free time while am tied at home. Well, coming for this book I would say - This book should be read by everyone. People who are reading this review might think what's so great about this, as everyone tells the same. Well, the main reason to read this book is, it will make you think about what are your goals in lif...
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    Dokka Sai Viswanath

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    18 Feb, 2014

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    Highly recommended

    The book shows the journey of Milkha Singh from a being a refugee to becoming "The Flying Sikh". It is not just a autobiography but it discusses the current situation of Indian sports, especially athletics.
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    Bibin B A

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    30 Oct, 2018

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    Brilliant

    hard work with discipline
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    Wonderful

    it's ok
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    Q:in book details-book type is entrance exam-what is the meaning of this?
    A:That's a mistake by the seller, this book has very well narrated story of Milkha Singh.
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