This book is a tribute to all the women in India that achieved success despite several obstacles in their path. The author Gunjan Jain says “I did not write the book because I wanted to be an author. I became an author because I was compelled to write this book,” And yes indeed, the subject is very compelling. How in a male dominated society reeling under traditional prejudices, these women crafted their path and busted the usual misconceptions about what women should and can do.
From Sudha, then not Murthy,shooting off an acidic missive to JRD Tata, telling him to desist from advertising jobs with ‘not for ladies’ tag, to Priyanka Chopra saving ’45 minutes’ of her day for family, a book chronicles myriad aspects of India’s women achievers.
Whittling down from an initial selection of 200 names, Jain finally zeroed on to 24 women, but it is an eclectic mix. Narrating the enduring tales of Olympic medalist Mary Kom, Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, MD Biocon Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Media Baron Shobana Bhartia and others, the book invites the reader to become a part of the ongoing conversation about women in India.
This book may inspire several other women who want to become “Samradnis” of their own field.
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To conclude “They have organised their lives and routines in a manner that allows them to pursue their goals and yet manage to strike the necessary work-life balance. They do not indulge in self-pity and instead think positive and look for solutions,” said Jain.
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