Derek Introduces: 100 Iconic Indians

by Derek O’Brien

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format PB
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2938-3
  2. Pages: 351 pages
  3. Date: May 2014


In 100 Iconic Indians, read about a hundred great people who changed the history of
our nation.
The story of India is also the story of the extraordinary men and women who helped
build this remarkable country. In this book, Derek O’Brien picks a hundred iconic Indians
from among them and introduces them to a new generation of readers.
From Chanakya to Mahatma Gandhi, Sachin Tendulkar to Narayana Murthy, 100 Iconic
Indians contains succinct biographies along with interesting anecdotes, ‘Good to Know’
facts and fun quizzes on each personality. Divided into easy-to-refer sections such as
Politics, Sports, Entertainment, Language and Literature, Art and Culture, History and
General, these remarkable stories are brought alive in a clear, concise and immensely
readable style by one of the country’s best known reference book writers.


DEREK O’BRIEN is Asia’s best-known quizmaster and the CEO of Derek O’Brien &
Associates. He is the host of the longest-running game show on Indian television, the
Bournvita Quiz Contest, for which he was voted the Best Anchor of a Game Show at
the Indian Television Academy Awards for three years in a row. In 2011, he was voted
to the Rajya Sabha as a Member of Parliament and is the Chief Whip of the Trinamool
Congress in the Rajya Sabha. He has written several best-selling reference and quiz

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