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.