Rising 30 Women Who changed india
Book:Rising 30 Women Who changed india
Author: Kiran Manral
Book Reviewed By - Sameeksha Manerkar
I sit by a beautiful reading nook on one of my trips and observe the hottest summer ever experienced. I compare my past and present summer. I watch a woman hold her pallu over her son while setting up the vegetable cart.
And I realize woman empowerment, women’s role in the society, isn’t something that tops our conversation topics.
It’s only a matter of time before someone brings change, and the not-so-trendy topic will change into a trendy topic!
Speaking of change, Kiran Manral has initiated to talk about the woman who didn’t just talk about the change but brought the change.
This book is about thirty fabulous women personalities from different fields. The book is very well researched and helps readers peek into the lives of the leaders acing their work.
I like this book for three reasons – storytelling in the best way, a narration that feels like a motivational speech, and lessons to be learned from the amazing women!
The book motivates you to learn and grow. The language is lucid, and there are tons of ideologies I would love to acquire from these powerful women.
Here are the lessons I learned from these 30 rising women!
Sushma swaraj taught me to have a fierce attitude.
Sheila Dikshit taught me to understand the challenges faced and find a solution for them.
M. Fathima Beevi made me realize that hard work and following dreams always work.
Mahashweta Devi taught me the power of writing, meeting, and interacting with people.
Amrita Sher-Gil taught me confidence and to live on my own terms!
Amrita Pritam showed me the power of voice through words.
Sonal Mansingh’s determination to follow her passion is something I learned from her.
Lata Mangeshkar and M.S. Subbulakshmi have always been inspirational personalities. Generations in my family have looked up to them.
Anita Desai’s writing is something I wish to read.
Harita Kaur Deol made me realize women can dream, achieve, and fly higher.
Madhuri Dixit, Ekta Kapoor, Aparna Sen, and Rekha always piqued my interest as a Bollywood geek.
Bachendri Pal showed me the power of a village girl. Her journey and dedication have awed me.
Chhavi Rajawat became the first female sarpanch in India. She showed me the dedication to give up the luxuries and live for others.
Karnam Malleswari declared her intention to become a weightlifter and pursue that dream, and Mary Kom’s struggle to come back in form after giving birth to twins taught me the power of dedication.
Hima Das made the nation proud and showed me how dedicated and hardworking athletes are!
Shailaja Teacher is a role model for the public health sector, and her efforts in containing the spread of coronavirus are highly appreciated.
Naina Lal Kidwai taught me how capable women are! She broke the stereotype and set herself as an example for today’s generation.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw taught me to make innovation that creates values, and differentiation builds competitive advantage.
When I learned about Shakuntala Devi, I was blown away by her geniuses.
Maharani Gayatri Devi inspired me with her honesties and realistic nature.
Learning about Menaka Gurusamy’s role in the legal battle to decriminalize homosexuality in India is a highlight of this book.
P.T Usha and P.V. Sindhu are the two personalities who inspired me to become an athlete during my schooling years. P.t USha’s highs and lows made me realize the power of comebacks.
Kiran Bedi – the first woman to join the Indian Police Service, has always been an inspiration for me. Her way of conducting herself and living by her own rules makes her one of a kind!
Tessy Thomas taught me to face challenges and showed me a woman who can work in any field and ace her work.
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