This is a must for every child's library. A compendium of iconic Indian women who have achieved greatness in all walks of life. The author has told each story with great care and nuance, and even complex and challenging issues are dealt with a lot of sensitivity. I must admit that I had not heard of quite a few of these women and I was really pleased to be able to educate myself too. The illustrations are gorgeous and real works of art in themselves. A necessary and important book for boys and girls of today.