present here, biographies of great men and
women from India (Bharat). This list is
by no means complete. This list is
being continually updated.
People of India
Gods & Goddesses
Sages,Rushis & Saints
Biographies of Other great men and women from India
KINGS & QUEENS-
Sages,Rushis & Saints-
Importent Sikh personalites of past
Indian Bangali personalities
indian Film personalites
Rushis & Saints
Pandit Jasraj -
Pandit Jasraj is a renowned Hindustani classical vocalist. Read about
his genesis as a singer and his gharana (a particular style of rendition/performing).
Prem Jullundry - A profile of
Prem Jullundry, Punjabi playwright and comedy king. You can contact him
R K Narayan
- Profile of R. K. Narayan and his works.
- Read a brief biography of Rabindranath Tagore, the author of India's
National Anthem, poet, writer, dramatist, painter and more. See some samples
of his prolific output.
- Presents a short biography of Rabindranath Tagore. Also provides links
to conversations with Einstein and H.G. Wells, selected poems and quotations.
- Information on the first Indian Governor General of India who was recipient
of the Bharat Ratna.
FREEDOM FIGHTERS & LEADERS
Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal
The Mahatma Gandhi Foundation
Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for
of pictures of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
India's Freedom : Jawaharlal Nehru-About
Tryst with destiny & Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Tagore: Brief Biography and links-A
brief outline of his life & links to Tagore sites, his writings, Shantiniketan
Subhash Chandra Bose-
the great Indian freedom fighter from Calcutta.
A brief outline of Chatrapatti
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose -Information
on the brave Indian freedom fighter of India.
Dr.Ambedkar, Vallabhai Patel , Lal Bahadur Shastri.-Find
out about Indian freedom fighters & Other famous personalities like
Dr.Ambedkar, Vallabhai Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rabindranath Tagore,
Mother Teresa & Others
Ashoka, The Great.-A
brief biography of Ashoka, the Great Ruler & the Kalinga war.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak -From
childhood to freedom struggle, to his campaigning slogan 'Swaraj is my
Bose, Netaji Subhas
of the Indian National Army.
Mahavira & Jainism.-Know
more about this great revered saint of the Jain religion.
Rabindranath Tagore.-The great poet, philosopher, playright & Freedom
Tagore- Poems by Tagore.
brief outline of Shri Aurobindo.
teachings, life, spirituality.
brief sketch about her.
brief outline of the late prime minister of India.
Known as the Nightingale of India.
brief outline of Shri Vallabhai Patel.
brief sketch on Gautam Buddha,also known as' the enlightened one'.
by Swami Vivekananda
Lal Bahadur Shastri,
Bal Gangadhar Tilak,
India's Premier Site
on Indian History. Find out about Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern
India, Independent India, British rule in India, India's freedom struggle,
Freedom fighters of India and more.
dedicated to freedom fighters of India. Lots of information
on the freedom struggle, Indian freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi,
Pandit Nehru, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad etc
Freedom Fighters of India-Comprehensive
information on Indian Freedom Fighters.
Resources, Freedom Fighters, 50th Anniversary etc
Meghadutam - A play by Kalidasa,
translated into English by H.H.Wilson.
Mira Bai, Rajput Princess
- A sample of Mira Bai's devotional poems in Hindi, with links to related
Mother Teresa - Logon to this
site for pictures and speeches of Mother Teresa in real audio with information
about her life.
Mother Teresa - A site devoted
to Mother Teresa, and her Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. The site
has a little information and some pictures of her and the other nuns at
N. Chandrababu Naidu - He is the Chief
Minister of Andhra Pradesh, and is extremely techno-savvy. On his site
you will get information on his achievements, government, etcetera.
Namita Bodaji - Bharatnatyam Dancer
- With a passion for dance, Namita Bodaji has performed Bharatnatyam extensively.
Her webpage has a brief biography, a link to her resume page and contact
- A look at the works of Narmad, a 19th century Gujarati writer and speaker
as well as Chandrakant Shah, a contemporary man of Gujarati letters.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose - For a profile
of the noted freedom fighter with a photo gallery and an album section
both featuring pictures. The site can be viewed in Bengali and English.
Nirad C. Chaudhari - Profile of Nirad
C. Chaudhari & links to his works in Bengali & English. Some of
the Linked sites under construction.
Padmabhushan Sonal Mansingh - One of India's
foremost classical Odissi dancers and recipient of 'Padma Bhushan.' You
will find information on her performances, the awards she has received
Rathore - Fashion Designer - A fashion designer
who mixes old-fashioned workmanship with modern ideas. See samples of
his designs of clothes, furnishings and other objects.
Rekha Tandon - Rekha is an
Odissi dancer teaching dance through Yoga and movement analysis. Text
and images are scanned from brochures and is of poor quality.
Rooshikumar Pandya - A communicator,
trainer and human resources expert, he has trained over 50,000 people
in aspects of communication and behavioral skills. Read about his mission.
S. Mallika Badrinath - A brief biographical
account of this culinary expert who has written and published many books
on cookery. You can find a list of her books here and ordering instructions.
Salman Rushdie - Provides links
to Salman Rushdie's works, interviews, speeches.
Sanjay Dodani - A portfolio
specialist who believes in bringing out the best in the models he photographs.
You can see samples of his work categorised by male and female models.
- A profile of Dnyaneshwar. His work, a translation of the Bhagvad Gita,
is considered to be a first in Marathi literature.
Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
A profile of Sarat Chandra and his works.
Shobha De -
Shoba De, a contemporary Indian writer, presents her works and thoughts.
Shovana Narayan - One of India's
premier Kathak Dancers, she has also acted in some unusual films. Find
out about her choreographed works and Kathak in general.
Shri Harvinder Singh - If sitar is
your passion, you will find echoes in the site of Harvinder Singh, who
plays with a passion. You can read more about him here.
Smt Saroja & Smt Lalitha
- Renowned Carnatic music artists who have given innumerable performances.
Learn more about them, their career graph and tours and concerts.
Sonia Gandhi -
Saga Of Service' is a book on Sonia Gandhi written by Shubha Raj Mishra,
Journalist and Yashpal Singh Chauhan. You can read excerpts of the book
Sri Sarada Devi - Contains words
of Sri Sarada Devi illustrating her compassion for the suffering. You
can view the same in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Sri Swami Vivekananda
- Site contains quotes of Swami Vivekananda with translations in German,
French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian languages. Read what others have
written on Swamiji.
Sudha Ragunathan - Sudha is a young
but well respected and recognised vocalist in the Carnatic music tradition.
Read about her. Find out if she's singing in your city sometime.
Tips on writing short stories in Tamil.
Sundara Ramaswamy - Poet, short
story writer and critic who has made a mark in Tamil literature. Read
an interview with him and samples of his poetry and short stories.
Sundri - On-line translation
of a novel set in the last days of the Mughal dynasty. It depicts how
the Sikhs survived and rescued girls from their Muslim captors.
Swami Narayanananda - Looks at Swami
Narayanananda who attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi or Superconscious State.
Has written authoritative books on Yoga, religion and psychology.
- Excerpts of a letter and
a speech made by Swami Vivekananda are all this webpage has. For more
on him, check out the links given at the bottom of the page.
The Wise Roy Of Indian
- An interview with Arundhathi Roy.
- Comprehensive information
on the life of Tipu Sultan, Chronology of events, his messages and missions
and a Picture Gallery and a Tour Guide.
- Focuses on the times of the
rule of Tipu Sultan with a facility for viewing the same in French, German,
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
U. Shrinivas - A spotlight
on mandolin player, U. Shrinivas, who played Carnatic Music and attained
recognition and success at a very early age.
Udai Mazumdar - A look at tabla
player, Udai Mazumdar, of the Benares Gharana, equally adept both as a
soloist as well as an accompanist.
Uddhav Bal Thackeray - A profile of
Uddhav Bal Thackeray, a photographer who was a student of the J.J. Institute
of Applied Art and whose site contains a good photo gallery.
Urdu Home Page Of Badr
- Provides links to various Urdu poets. Poetry both in English and Urdu.
Usha Shah -
A profile of Usha Shah, a renowned Mehendi artist whose has been appreciated
by several leading newspapers and magazines.
Acharya Vinoba Bhave
- Provides a brief profile
of Acharya Vinoba Bhave.
Allamah Iqbal - Profiles a leading
light of Urdu poetry, who got the title Shayer-e-Mashrik (the poet of
the East). Also contains excerpts from some of his poems.
Amir Khusro - Brief Chronology
of Amir Khusro's life and times with some selections from his poetry.
Amitav Ghosh - A profile of
Amitav Ghosh and his works.
- A short story by Vaikom Muhammed Basher translated into English from
Malayalam, by Thomas Palakeel.
Anita Desai - Provides a profile
of Anita Desai. Also gives links to briefs of her books.
Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh
- Presents a snapshot of Aravinda
Ghosh with excerpts from his book Savitri.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- Provides information on Bal Gangadhar Tilak and his struggle for Indian
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
- A profile of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and his works
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
- A look at Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, better known for his song Bande
Mataram which became the national song.
Bejan Daruwalla - Logon to this
site for information and predictions of Bejan Daruwalla.
Bhagat Singh - A profile of
Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who was smiling just before he was hanged
Bharat Darshan - A Hindi literary
magazine on the net, contains short stories and poems. Poems can also
be heard over the net.
Bhulabhai Desai - Information
on Bhulabhai Desai, a lawyer politician whose wealth led to the creation
of Bhulabhai Memorial Institute.
Bidhan Chandra Roy - Profile of Bidhan
Chandra Roy who is also a recipient of the Bharat Ratna.
Bipin Chandra Pal - Provides a profile
of Bipin Chandra Pal, a teacher, journalist, writer and librarian who
started the journal Bande Mataram .
Chandrababu Naidu Fan Club - Site dedicated
to Chandrababu Naidu with his information, acheivements and a photo gallery.
Chittranjan Das - A profile of
the lawyer and journalist who along with Arvinda Ghosh founded the famous
journal Bande Mataram.
Dadabhai Naoroji - Presents a profile
of Dadabhai Naoroji.
- A spotlight on Magsaysay award winner, Devi Mahasweta, a journalist
and writer. Also contains citation, awardee's response and biography.
- Information on the president
Dr Abraham T. Kovoor.
- Free thinker, rationalist and psychiatrist from Kerala.
Dr. Annie Besant - A look at a
foreigner who made India her home and started the paper New India.
Dr. U.R. Anantha Murthy
- A profile of U.R. Anantha
Murthy, a Kannada short story writer.
Ethics Of The Literature Of
A synopsis of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Jataka Tales and Panchatantra.
A treasured find for story tellers!
Ganesh And Kumaresh - Carnatic Violin
Duo completed 25 years in the world of music.
- Logon for information on
Ghatam V. Suresh - Carnatic Music
Teacher and Artist.
Gopinath Munde - Sections like
greetings, roots, future, IT vision, testimonials, faqs, album and bouquets.
Govind Ballabh Pant - Presents information
on lawyer and freedom fighter, Govind Ballabh Pant.
Dutt-Geeta Dutt -
Two great artistes who were legends in their own field.
- Food Photographer and Industrial Photographer.
- Lists profiles of famous philosophers, freedom fighters, Thinkers, Business
Indians On The Net - Information
on Indians registered with 123 india.com
Iqbal Allamah - A profile of
Iqbal Allamah, an Urdu poet and Indian freedom fighter.
Isvar Chandra Gupta
- Brief on Isvar Chandra Gupta and his works.
Jambudvipa - Indology &
Sanskrit Studies -
A treasured find for those interested in learning more about India's ancient
culture. It's Set up by an Italian…by the way!!!
- Famous Script Writer, Lyricist and Poet.
Jawaharlal Nehru - Profiles Jawaharlal
Nehru who was the first Prime Minister of Independent India and authored
the book The Discovery Of India.
Jivananda Das - A profile of
the Jivananda Das. Links are provided to some of his works translated
into English as well as the original Bengali ones.
Kadri Gopalnath - Carnatic music
player crowned as Saxophone Chakravathy.
Kamala Das - Contains a profile
of Kamala Das, issues dealt in her poems, sample of her work and links
to related sites.
Karaikudi R.Mani & Smt.Rajeswari Sainath
- Profiles of K.R. Mani, an acclaimed mridangam (Carnatic percussion instrument)
player and Rajeswari Sainath, a talented Bharatnatyam dancer, information
on the music magazine and more.
Kazi Nazrul Islam - A brief profile
on Kazi Nazrul Islam, a bengali poet.
Kovilan Home Page
Provides information on Kovilan, a Malayalam author. Also gives links
to his works in Malayalam and English.
Laila Rouass - A former Channel
[V] video jockey, model and actress. Here you will find some sketchy information
and many photographs of her (some with the webpage host).
Lalgudi G.J.R.Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi
- Profiles of these violin playing (Carnatic music) siblings, with information
on their awards and titles, pictures and press reviews. Music can be downloaded.
Laxmikant Pyarelal - One of the most
successful music director duo's of Hindi films, the site has information,
lyrics, song list and film list of songs they have scored the music for.
Literary Survey Of 20th Century
A brief history of the Malayalam language, some literary works. Provides
M.F. Hussain -
M.F. Hussain's official website, where you can read a life sketch and
the controversies surrounding him, see a gallery of his works and even
buy his serigraphs online.
Madhu Sapre - An Indian beauty
queen who almost became Miss Universe, this site features information
about this attractive woman with some good photographs.
Mahatma Gandhi - Mohandas K.
Gandhi, preacher of nonviolent protest and religious tolerance. Read all
about him, his faith, ideas on vegetarianism, his teachings and more,
on this site.
Mahatma Gandhi - Articles by
and on Mahatma Gandhi. You can see a photo gallery, read a biography and
watch videos of some events, like the Dandi march and Quit India movement.
- Logon for Information on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is The Father
Of The Nation.
& Authors -
Profiles of some of the famous Malayalam litterateurs .
Malkit Singh -
One of the stars of Bhangra Music. Read about him and an interview with
him, watch him in action and get details of his albums.
Mamata Shankar Ballet Troupe - Mamata is an
accomplished dancer, choreographer and actress. Read information on her,
her ballet troupe and her illustrious family- Ravi, Uday and Amala Shankar.
- Manick Sorcar is an animator
extraordinaire and has won international acclaim. Here you can read about
it, and order his products - videos, books et al. Prices in USD.
Manoobhai Doongursee - A philanthropist,
and social worker, he made great contributions to the field of education
and protection and care of cows. Read a brief biography here.
Vikram Seth - A look at Vikram
Seth and his works.