This book, Roots and Wings : Inspiring Stories of Indian Women in Engineering - is a great compilation of inspiring stories of women Engineers who graduated from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. The best part is that each story is narrated so well, making the book engaging like a novel. There are many interesting facts and personal stories. Young people who are curious to learn about how it was to become an Engineer in those days, particularly women - must read this interesting book. Well researched and the author, Dr Shantha Mohan, who is also an alumnae of College of Engineering, Guindy, has taken pains to contact so many of them and elicited interesting anecdotes about these women's journey. This book is a record of history which has to be present in all the libraries so that the future generations would learn about the ladies who took the less travelled path, early on and contributed significantly to the society.