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Milkha Singh has led a life dominated by running, running, running From a boy who narrowly escaped death during Partition (most of his family was not so. His victory led him to be called as the 'The Flying Sikh' from then onwards. In The Race of My Life, he tells about moving story of his life which is filled with. Start by marking “The Race of My Life: An Autobiography” as Want to Read: Authored By: Milkha Singh, Sonia Sanwalka. See 1 question about The Race of My Life.
And what followed was the stuff legends are made of. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Four children were stolen, one by my parents. Get A Copy. So, I think the editor has missed out on these minor details. My accomplishments and inventions are completely explained. Sep 30, Harsha rated it it was amazing.
It is, however, for those people who have, at any point in their lives, had a single aim or objective, and who know what it is to channel all energies towards that one aim. It is for those people who know of passions that are way bigger than money, designations, security and tangible comforts.
Feb 28, Apratim Mukherjee rated it it was amazing. This book tells almost everything about Milkha Singh's life. He is a self made sportsman. The content is honest and crisp. Recommended to any sports lover.. Aug 20, Akul Singh rated it really liked it. This book is co-authored by Milkha Singh and Sonia Sanwalka. Overall this book is trying to give the readers an understanding of the life of Milkha Singh whether it was his days on the field or his personal relationships and encounters with strangers and fans in life.
Even though I found this book to be very inspiring , I also felt like some situations and feelings were left very unattended. I think that in some places the author was almost just naming his achievements rather than giving the reader an insight on how Milkha Singh felt while winning them or the kind of hard work that went into winning them.
Apart from this I did like many parts of the book like the struggles he faced during partition and also how disappointed he was after finishing fourth at the olympics even though he was the favourite for the gold medal ,all because of a small change in strategy during the race.
His personal life however was described much better and even though I got a little bored during that part of the book I felt happy that a great athlete was getting what he deserved after such a wonderful , accomplished and inspiring life and career.
Milkha Singh is a man who has faced everything from the highs of winning India its first ever commonwealth gold to the heartbreaking lows of failing in the Olympics. In conclusion , I think that The Race of my Life is a book that will appeal to the more sports inclined audience while also teaching us that life is made up of highs and lows but the people who fight through them are the ones that come out on top.
Nov 13, Arnab Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: First I watched the movie, then intrigued for the autobiography. I watched the trailer few years back when it was released but didn't know that it's based upon a true story.
I didn't know anything about the great athlete Mr. Milkha Singh. Perhaps the best athlete produced by this sub continent, won 77 competition races out of He was reckoned as the storm of sixties. Though he broke the previous records of Olympic m, in Rome Olympic unfortunately he failed to grab the gold medal and h First I watched the movie, then intrigued for the autobiography.
Though he broke the previous records of Olympic m, in Rome Olympic unfortunately he failed to grab the gold medal and he repents still for that day! Milkha Sigh bears the indelible scar of partition, he was born,raised up in a village of Pakistan Punjab. In , bigots killed his parents,cousins and all the other family members. He escaped a narrow death while others were being slaughtered in front of his eyes.
He heard the scream of his father,'Bhaag Milkha, Bhaag! The synonym of partition is agony, Mr. Milkha is carrying one of these millions of the untold stories. Highly motivating book it is, this is the saga of a refugee who becomes a world wide celebrity by his endeavor, determination and diligence.
Almost everything is possible, the fact is how determined you are to get it.
His prose is facile, he delivered a vivid,racy anecdotes to his readers. His romantic affair with his wife Mrs. Nimmi,who is another sportswoman of India is very sweet and dramatic. The book is not very big, he should have written it more delicately, unravelled the saga with more detail. One thing I've to mention, he said nothing about the 'Operation Bluestar' by Mrs.
Indira Gandhi. He mentioned her name as she was an admirer of him, but he shunned this sensitive topic totally. Apr 01, Suriya Gayathri rated it really liked it. The book is candid and centers on how he built his career as a world-class sprinter. Never had I comprehended fully the callous manslaughter in India and Pakistan between Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs during the Partition in It was difficult to read through how Milkha Singh had lost most of his family in one night and his struggling days thereafter until he joined the Army.
The later part exemplifies how he had molded himself, worked hard and revived his passion to accomplish his dream to be a world champion. The book is full of life and is a powerhouse of inspiration not only for sports enthusiasts but also for all who are working hard towards their goals. Mar 24, Nahyan Ahmed rated it it was ok. I've been into autobiographies of sportspersons for quite sometime. Milka Singh's experiences are really interesting to read, the way he goes about in the book. The book felt like it tried to deliver a punch but wasn't strong enough.
The delivery of content could have been better and the quantity could have been more. Lots of respect for flying Sikh from me but I strongly think that Indian sportsperson autobiographies apart from cricket should be written in a way to keep the audience glued.
Aug 02, Srinivas Gudla rated it really liked it. Interesting to know about him who seems to be such a popular athlete worldwide in his prime time.
I never heard of his name before the movie "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" came into limelight. I am amazed by his journey Expected the book to be even more detailed. Mar 18, Rishika S.
A raw take on the joy and pain that turned Milkha Singh into The Flying Sikh, The race of my life is a quick and emotional read with high impact.
It leaves little to the imagination as Milkha Singh unabashedly recounts the horrors of the Partition and the difficulties that followed.
And then, it shows you the ability of the human mind to turn such horror into the impetus that can drive someone to achieve greatness. The book also gives you a deeper insight into the mentality of a sportsman and th A raw take on the joy and pain that turned Milkha Singh into The Flying Sikh, The race of my life is a quick and emotional read with high impact. The book also gives you a deeper insight into the mentality of a sportsman and the manners in which performances of athletes can be affected by things seeming so mundane to others.
Most importantly, the book relates how hard work and determination can help you achieve anything on which you set your heart. And it does it all effortlessly. The best part about the autobiography is that you get to see the life of a man who came from the simplest of beginnings to achieve great success, and you get to see it from his point of view. You get to experience the wonder and amazement that he did on his first trip out of the country, the pride at bringing honor to his country, the unparalleled joy of victory, and even the bitterness of defeat.
Milkha Singh has not minced his words or sugar coated the grueling dedication it takes to achieve such success. It is a blatant and open look into what makes great sportspeople great. And in being that, it evokes passion within readers to find such dedication within themselves.
Yet, it helps those people who yearn to make a name for themselves in sports become completely aware of the journey on which they're setting forth. It isn't only about glory and fame. Milkha Singh paints a clear picture on the drawbacks that exist in the sports infrastructure of the country and is explicit about the problems and challenges that can be expected.
He even offers advice on bringing about positive change and he does all of this while calling upon his own experience as an athlete and as a sports administrator. Emotional and direct, The race of my life is a book everyone must read, whether you are interested in sports or not and whether you've seen the movie or not; because the book is more than the recounts of an athlete, it is the telling of an incredible journey that can be an inspiration to everyone as it depicts that sometimes, from great adversity, comes great ambition.
Oct 10, Sumit Singla rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this book after having watched the movie, but didn't find it any less impactful.
Of course, the book is much more true to Milkha Singh's actual life and includes some details that were not there in the movie. Moreover, it also refers to Milkha's attempts at sports administration, and eventual disillusionment with bureaucracy and apathy. On a positive note, his romance with Nimmi - his eventual wife, is described in detail and that provides a heart-warming, fresh story. You get glimpses of I read this book after having watched the movie, but didn't find it any less impactful.
You get glimpses of Milkha the family man, along with Milkha the determined athlete. The only reason why I wouldn't give this five stars is because the book contains typos one example - 'discipline' is spelled as 'disciple' at one point and because some of the similes and metaphors used are odd. For example, Milkha runs as if 'the Furies were after him'.
Considering that the book is supposed to be the autobiography of a man with little education, from rustic Punjab, it is highly unlikely that he would invoke any references to the Furies.
So, I think the editor has missed out on these minor details. However, that still doesn't prevent this book from being a short, inspiring, fantastic read. Kudos, Milkha Singh! Dec 12, Prashant Chaudhary rated it really liked it. Milkha Singh, an extraordinary sportsperson who achieved success from his hard-work and strong determination. I have already watched the movie "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag". Almost half of the book is covered in Movie but still I never lost interest. Book cover the actual story and put deep light on pre and post feelings of incidents happened in his life.
I really liked last few chapters of the book as he put depth insight into why we are doing so bad in International sports and why despite having example Milkha Singh, an extraordinary sportsperson who achieved success from his hard-work and strong determination. I really liked last few chapters of the book as he put depth insight into why we are doing so bad in International sports and why despite having examples like him, we are not producing more athletes, declining of sports and dying killer instinct in Indian athletes, how politics is corrupting the sports, increasing use of drugs among new athletes, how Cricket is overshadowing other sports.
Along with bringing forward all these problem he also suggested insight solutions to overcome every problem. Also I believe his reasons for refusing Arjuna Awards are genuine. Must read book for every sportsperson.
Jan 04, Abhinav rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book is literally the "Race" of Milkha's life. His life was dominated by separation. This explains why he simply keeps running, not away from his problems, but just to face them. This book is just like "The Alchemist" or "The Autobiography of a Yogi", in the sense of how a man with little idea of how his life is to change in the future, takes bold decisions and ends up being extremely successful.
Being a man who speaks his mind, Milkha frankly writes of the current state of Indian sports, In This book is literally the "Race" of Milkha's life. Being a man who speaks his mind, Milkha frankly writes of the current state of Indian sports, Indian politics and also includes a brief on the Commonwealth Games fiasco. It is interesting to see that the first few pages include a writeup by Jeev Milkha Singh on his father, while Milkha writes a complete chapter about his son towards the end of the book.
This shows how proud and respectful both are of each other. The "Race" shows that courage, dedication, discipline and hard-work are all that makes man successful. Aug 25, Srikanth Vemula rated it it was amazing.
One of the best autobiographies, though it was very short! Milkha Singh inspired me through his book, though he lost his family at very small age-he fought through all the obstacles that came his way and ended up as a successful athlete of all time. As rightly said, success doesn't have any short cuts and hard work is the only way out. Dedicate yourself to whatever you want to conquer in.
The last words told in the book which will bring goosebumps to you though you already know are: Cos a seed has to become one with dust to sprout and blossom into a flower.
I didn't yet watch the movie "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and was waiting to first read the novel and then watch. Nov 12, Sujatha rated it really liked it. 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, i I have to admit that I am not a keen follower of sports and knew very little about Milkha Singh before this book. His nobility is not in the medals he won, it is in his desire for the sport.
And that is made very clear in the last chapter where he discuss about the condition prevailing in Indian sports for the past few years. There is no short cut to success. One has to give his fullest to achieve great heights - Milkha Singh is a living example for this. Very simple book, yet a must read. Dec 30, Shrinath rated it really liked it. It delicately captures the key incidents of the sporting champion's life particularly the hardships he went through to achieve all those victories he did.
I believe that in a biography, its more important to understand what it says rather than how it says. The candid and simple writing doesn't come at all as a negative. The book feels a little too abrupt and too short sometimes. An Autobiography". Rupa Publications.
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