Is Rising by Kiran Manral capable of changing every Indian woman’s life?
Every woman is an inspiration to the world in some or the other way. She may not even be aware of our own qualities but the world labels her. In fact, most of my own qualities are told to me by my friends and family. It is because your quality marks a space in this society. Be it small or big, if it brings in some kind of change then you are surely responsible for your actions. Such are the eventful lives in the book Rising by Kiran Manral where 30 women have brought a significant change to India. Their life experiences are capable of changing every Indian woman’s life!
I love reading biographies. They give me a chance to travel in their time zone, feel their customs and beliefs, judge their decisions and compare the lives we are leading today. I admire their sense of style and courage to balance life, work and relationships. When I picked up this book for the first time, I checked all the personalities in the content section that I am going to dive into. And yes, there were my favourites too.
Why Rising by Kiran Manral is my favourite?
- It is a short and quick read.
- You can choose your personality and start with that chapter first. Like I read M.S Subbulakhmi’s first. My grandmother used to play her devotional songs in the background every morning and I grew up listening to her.
- Biographies are lengthy books but this book gave me a sneak preview into their lives with crisp descriptions.
- The author has worked hard in researching about past lives of these women’s personalities and has given proper references for each statement. If you buy the ebook Rising by Kiran Manral then you can click these references right away to cross-check.
- All the chapters are independent stories breaking the monotony of reading in the same sequence. Pick the celebrities of your choice and learn from their life experiences.
How this book brings positive change to the lives of Indian women?
Every woman’s personality, here, has pushed their boundaries to become what they want. Some personalities like Sushma Swaraj were born into a family with steep nationalism in the blood. Her patriotism and love for our mother tongue came strongly from within.
Whereas, M S Subbhulakshmi’s upbringing was altogether different from our dreams. She yearned for a goal and paved her own way breaking all barriers.
This book gives you many examples of women who have been daring enough to dream big and work hard to make it a reality. You will see that in every era there’s a woman like you who is confused at first turmoiling with her own fears and finally coming out as an ironwoman. Once you finish reading, you will agree that time doesn’t stop you from achieving more but your own dilemmas.
When you relate to another woman, you start getting emotionally attached to her life braveries and want to implement them in your own life too. That’s when you break the rules and set your own.
All women are superwomen on their own terms but they often lose themselves in between society’s expectations and their own fears.
Kiran Manral as an author
Kiran needs no formal introduction. She is an ace leader in her own territory where she dons all genres so casually. First time in my life, I have come across an author like her who can write romance, thriller, drama, non-fiction etc with so much ease. There’s not one particular genre that is close to her heart but all.
Rising by Kiran Manral
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