Women like Kalpana Chawla- the Indian born, who fought her way up into NASA and was the first women in space, Indira Gandhi-the Iron Woman of India, who was the Prime Minister of the Nation, Mother Teresa- the icon of service and spiritual strength, Medha Patkar- the woman who is able to hear the cries of the Narmada valley, Savitri Bai Phule- the pioneer of women’s education in India, Dr. Kiren Bedi- the first woman IPS, who first raised her voice against the gender bias and fought for women’s equality, Rani Maria who laid down her life for saving the rural villagers, are the women who remind us day in and out the difference they made.
The countless other women who toil hard with their tireless spirit and determination to compete in this ocean of humanity to fulfil their dreams, their hopes, their aspirations and hold on to their commitment and determination has inspired me in my life’s journey. It is their ceaseless search for meaning and fulfilment that challenged me to put down my thoughts. It is their energy and vitality that boosts my spirit to forge ahead. It is their names that are written in golden letters in the blue sky ‘God created women because He could not be present everywhere’.
Excerpts from Introduction
Mary Scaria SCJM is a practicing advocate of the Supreme Court of India. She has authored and edited many books such as Minorities In the Present Political Scenario, Law and Your Rights, Human Rights : A Close Look, Maid in Hell, Woman : An Endangered Species, The Unknown Face of the Church, Worship: Promotion of Justice and Peace, The Voice of a Child in Favour of a Child, Law & Gender Justice etc…