Patriotic audiobooks & podcasts to listen to this Republic Day
India is all set to commemorate its ‘74th’ Republic Day on January 26, 2023, and there is nothing but pride and patriotism in every Indian’s heart. This day celebrates the heart of our democracy – the magnificent Constitution of India. Below are the top ten patriotic audiobooks and podcasts available on Audible to embody the spirit of the nation.
The Constitution of India for Children
Written by Subhadra Sen Gupta; Narrated by Pallavi Bharti
Have you ever wondered whether women were a part of the team that drafted the constitution or why political parties have symbols next to their names? If not, then you have found the correct audiobook to address your queries and give you a detailed insight on the same. In the audiobook, Subhadra Sen Gupta depicts the numerous significant events in Indian history that contributed to its creation. This book, laced with facts, offers solutions to numerous questions raised over time.
The Origin Story of India’s States
Written by Venkataraghavan Srinivasan; Narrated by Venkataraghavan Srinivasan
The story of the birth of India’s states can be viewed as the story of the birth and continuing rebirth of India, the nation. The interesting political and historical factors surrounding the creation of India’s states and union territories are encapsulated in this meticulously researched book. A story that every Indian must know about can be heard this Republic Day only on Audible.
Boots Belts Beret (English & Hindi)
Written by Tanushree Podder; Narrated by Rannvijay Singh Singha and Abhishek Banerjee
Nikhil, Burty, Randy, and Maachh’s lives undergo a complete 180-degree change when they enrol in the National Defense Academy after spending the previous 16 years farming and leading comfortable lives at home. This narrative by Tanushree Poddar is full of life and explores friendship, fraternity, relationships, and the life of an NDA carved out of a lot of activity where regular boys become men of honour.
Chronicles of India
Written by Hoop Entertainment
It is indeed said we are not makers of history instead, we are made by history. Chronicles of India celebrates the golden pages of our country’s lost history, which has helped India become what it is today. It beautifully depicts how this nation has proven its significance to the rest of the world. It also narrates how we freed ourselves from the shackles of slavery and violent winds after withstanding the test of time.
Yoddha S1 and S2
Written by Anulata Raj Nair; Narrated by Neelesh Misra
Both the seasons of Yoddha honour the Indian Armed Forces’ gallantry. It documents the soldiers’ unwavering sense of duty facing 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 tiranga.
Indian Army: Naam Namak Nishaan
Written and Narrated by Mugdha Kalra
This audiobook is a homage to the rich history of the regiments of the Indian Army, their legacy and achievements. These regiments were mainly established during the reign of the British East India Company. They have bravely fought on the battlefield for India and can all be recognised by their distinctive war cries, mottos, and traditions. Teleport into the world of the Indian Army with the soulful voice of Mugdha Kalra!
Gumnaam Shaheed S1: Madan Lal Dhingra
Written by Manish Kumar, Hind Yugm; Narrated by Atul Arya
Season 1 of this audio series brings to life the story of Sunita Dhanraj, who runs an NGO named Shaheed Swabhimaan Manch. With her NGO, Sunita embarks on a journey to honour the Shaheed who laid their lives for the freedom of India. In the quest for unanswered questions, she discovers another shaheed who India forgot. Who is that Shaheed and will Sunita be able to know about him? Listen to the series on Audible this Republic Day to know more.
Indian Army Stories of Bravery
Written by Navbharat Times
Teri mitti mein mil jawaan, Gul banke main khill jawaan, Itni si hai dil ki aarzoo….These words aptly describe the passionate love and respect a soldier carries in his heart while protecting the nation’s pride. Indian Army Stories of Bravery celebrates the unmatched bravery of the Indian Army, which fearlessly takes bullets for the country to protect their countrymen.
An Era of Darkness
Written by Shashi Tharoor; Narrated by Sagar Arya
In this explosive book, best-selling author Shashi Tharoor reveals just how disastrous British rule was for India with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonisers exploited India, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for the Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule, including democracy and political freedom, the rule of law, and the railways.
Written by B.R. Ambedkar; Narrated by Mishal Varma
There is no better way to celebrate Republic Day than by listening to the words of one of the architects of modern India, Dr B.R Ambedkar. This series is a collection of three of B.R. Ambedkar’s most prominent speeches on caste and the Indian Constitution. Worth a listen to if you want to understand the ideals of our constitution truly!