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101 Great Daughters of India Who Shaped The World

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Preface 101 Daughters of India who Shaped the World, is another title in the series of 101 . . . To select only hundred one women from the world of Great Daughters India has produced is in itself a hard task to perform. It is just an honest attempt to present to the readers an interesting and informative description of some of the remarkable Indian Daughters. The book attempts to portray life and works of the women of different eras and styles. Attempt has been made to include daughter of...
Preface

101 Daughters of India who Shaped the World, is another title in the series of 101 . . . To select only hundred one women from the world of Great Daughters India has produced is in itself a hard task to perform. It is just an honest attempt to present to the readers an interesting and informative description of some of the remarkable Indian Daughters. The book attempts to portray life and works of the women of different eras and styles. Attempt has been made to include daughter of different ages who had made their marks in their respective fields. Their works are still relevant and proved to be milestones for the coming generations. A very brief sketch of every daughter's life makes the reading interesting and it also gives the historical background of that period. The book also details their struggle and achievement in life and how they overcame and conquered obstacles and hardships to pursue their passions.

Great daughter like Jhansi Ki Rani, Laxmibai, Arundhati Roy, Chand Bibi, Kalpana Chawla, Indira Gandhi or Teejan Bai present a kaleidoscopic view of different fields. On one hand, where Rani Laxmibai portrays beginning of the freedom struggle, on the other hand, Kalpana Chawla always loved stars and became one herself. And others give the picturesque scenario of changing faces of historic/modern India. This book tries to present the best-known works of the women from varied fields. Artists with their distinct styles and crafts give the book a variation in reading which will keep the interest of the readers intact till the end.

Here, it is important to mention that the book does not go into the intricacy of the artworks and the field adopted by the different women of various generations. It does not go either in giving the critical analysis of the merits and demerits of their work. I, however, does mention the phases and periods and the times of those works. Appreciations and accolades received from different sections of society, either common people of people from high rank or profile have been mentioned in the book in the same vein as the criticism and disapproval of any work received from any quarter.

This book is aimed not only for art lovers but also for genera readers for whom it will open a vast new world of arts which are timeless and monumental in their grandeur. The struggle, these women have gone through in their lives, will prove inspirational for anyone from any walk of life. So, dive deep into this art world to get the gems of life.

Contents

  Preface vii
1 Abbakka 1
2 Ahilyabai Holkar 4
3 Aishwarya Rai 8
4 Alarmel Valli 14
5 Alphonsa Muttathupadathu 19
6 Amrita Pritam 21
7 Amrita Sher-Gil 24
8 Anandi Gopal Joshi 26
9 Anita Desai 29
10 Anjali Arora 34
11 Anju Bobby George 36
12 Annapurna Devi 40
13 Annie Besant 42
14 Dr. Arati Prabhakar 50
15 Aruna Asaf Ali 52
16 Arundhati Roy 55
17 Asha Bhonsle 63
18 Ashwini Nachappa 67
19 Athira Krishna 71
20 Bachendri Pal 74
21 Bahina Bai 78
22 Barkha Dutt 81
23 Begum Akhtar 83
24 Begum Hazrat Mahal 88
25 Bhikaji Cama 89
26 Bula Chowdhury 93
27 Chand Bibi 97
28 Diana Eduljee 102
29 Dola Banerjee 110
30 Durga Bhabi 112
31 Durgabai Deshmukh 114
32 Gargi Vachaknavi 115
33 Gayatri Devi 117
34 Geeta Dutt 121
35 Hadi Rani 125
36 Homai Vyarawalla 126
37 Indira Gandhi 132
38 Jalkari Bai 134
39 Jhumpa Lahiri Vourvoulias 135
40 Jijabai 138
41 Kadambini Ganguly 140
42 Kalpana Chawla 143
43 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay 150
44 Kiran Bedi 153
45 Kiran Desai 157
46 Kiran Mazumdar Shaw 160
47 Kittur Chennamma 162
48 Lata Mangeshkar 163
49 M. S. Subbulakshmi 168
50 Madhavi Mudgal 173
51 Madhubala 176
52 Mahadevi Varma 183
53 Mahasweta Devi 187
54 Maitreyi 191
55 Mallika Srinivasan 194
56 Maneka Gandhi 196
57 Mary Kom 199
58 Mata Amritanandamayi 204
59 Medha Patkar 207
60 Meerabai 209
61 Mehr Jesia 214
62 Mithali Raj 216
63 Mother Teresa 219
64 Mridula Sarabhai 224
65 Mrinal Pande 227
66 Mrinalini Sarabhai 228
67 Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi 230
68 Nargis Dutt 233
69 Noor Jehan 237
70 Nur Jahan 243
71 P. T. Usha 246
72 Panna Dhai 249
73 Pratibha Patil 252
74 Pritilata Waddedar 260
75 Puspa Lata Das 262
76 Rajkumari Amrit Kaur 266
77 Rani Gaidinliu 271
78 Rani Laxmi Bai 275
79 Rani Padmini 279
80 Razia Sultana 282
81 Sishtla Janaki 285
82 Sania Mirza 291
83 Sarla Thakral 294
84 Sarojini Naidu 297
85 Savitri Bai Phule 300
86 Shahnaz Husain 304
87 Shakuntala 308
88 Shakuntala Devi 311
89 Shanta Sinha 313
90 Shiny Abraham (Wilson) 315
91 Shobhana Bhartia 318
92 Sister Nivedita 320
93 Sonal Mansingh 322
94 Subhadra Kumari Chauhan 324
95 Sucheta Kriplani 326
96 Sulajja Firodia 328
97 Motwani 330
98 Usha Uthup 335
99 Vandana Luthra 339
100 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 342
101 Yamini Krishnamurthy 344

 

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Item Code: NAO974 Author: Jagdish Singh Nadar & B. Adyanand Cover: Paperback Edition: 2017 Publisher: Robin Books ISBN: 9788181320230 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 352 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 375 gms
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