A sparkling collection of real-life stories of women who have lived extraordinary and inspirational lives, drawn from different times in our history and the present.
What led these women to strike out the way they did? When and how did the impressionable young child in them become an independent-minded adult?
From Saina Nehwal, P. V. Sindhu and Sania Mirza to Rukhmabai Raut, Bama and Muthulakshmi Reddi, from the Rani of Jhansi and Razia Sultan to Sharmila Irom, Medha Patkar and Soni Sori, these life stories will engage and challenge the young reader.
So, when next you want to read your child a story, reach for this book, with its wonderfully imagined portraits in words and art.
Like A Girl
Reading age :
9 to 12 years
Aparna Jain is the author of a previous book, Own It, which was shortlisted for the Tata Litlive Business Book of the Year prize in 2016. It also won her a Jury Appreciation Certificate at the First South Asia Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2015-16.
Aparna is a leadership coach and a vocal advocate of equal rights for women. She is also the author of The Sood Family Cookbook.