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Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Scholastic India
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Kavita
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'Girl power' with a title like that and a cover so attractive appealed to me real fast. The blurb is short sweet and informative.

I have read the paperback version and i want to first comment on the paper quality which is very good thick paper, the text is very well spaced. The illustrations are beautifully done.

This book is a collection of 50 stories of women from yesteryears to contemporary times and that's what makes this read so relatable. I read the stories and really loved them they are
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Sarmistha
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Girl Power! by Neha J Hiranandani is a gem of a book, full of beautiful illustrations and empowering stories of marvelous women who rebelled against the patriarchy, barbs of the society, violence, caste difference and physical disabilities.Each of them went against the tide to create history and set an example for millions. Famous personalities like freedom fighter Aruna Asaf Ali, Dr.Anandibai Joshee, world oldest sharp shooter Chandro Tomar, trailblazing lawyer Cornelia Sorabji, scientist Asima ...more
Tavleen Kaur
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Do you know which woman was the first mayor of Delhi? Do you know about the first female amputee in the world who climbed Mount Everest?

If your answer is no, then there is a chance you do not know about many such courageous and inspiring women because before reading this book, I didn’t either.
Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules by Neha J Hiranandani briefly tells us the story of 50 Indian women who went against what society told them, overcame adversity and achieved their dreams.

This
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Amritha Srinath`
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules is a book that talks about the stories of 50 dynamic women who dared to dream and achieve it.

If you have read rebel girls and loved the book, then I am sure this book will be a delight! It is tailor-made for the Indian audience, talking about the stories of women from different facets of the industry. Some broke the tradition to safeguard the country, while some overcame their own fears and the shackles of society to make their mark in the Indian
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Vidhya Thakkar
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's a book about #fifty awesome women, their stories and that defining moment.
This book has stories about women from various fields. It’s about scientists, queen, entrepreneur and many others from different areas where women took the charge and made the change.

It’s a powerful read that will keep you hooked with inspiring stories and beautiful illustrations, yes the illustrations done by #nilouferwadia are AMAZING.

This book is all about the strong women, their achievements. There are some
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Mehaque Khanum
This book is based on "Girl Power". The girls who not only stood up for themselves but also helped the society in many ways.

The cover of the book along with the paper quality is remarkable. Many females whom I've not heard enough of, are also present in this book. I really liked the book as being a female, I would obviously appreciate this. But I didn't liked the fact that she used Priyanka Chopra's name in the book, if the author wanted to drag in bollywood then Kangto na Ranaut has struggled
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DrSonal Shende
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a inspiring and motivating book i have ever read .. I'm not a bookish person but i saw this i instantly felt i must give it a read, it's about 50 indian inspiring women who broke the rules and succeeded .. I'm very glad i came accross this book language is simple author has perfectly penned down and book is so colorful i totally loved it
Avani Shah
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Rebel Girls? You'll love this too.
The book is heartwarming stories about marvelous women of India which you would have never ever known about.
We all know stories of famous personalities out there, but there are few women who broke the rules and went against the society to bring about a change.
John  Trident
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'I can breathe, I can move & I can paint. Europe belongs to Picasso, Matisse & Braque & many others. India only belongs to me.' - Amrita Sher-gil

'Many times, my prosthetic leg came off on the mountain & I fell, but I was determined to house the Indian flag on the top of Mount Everest!' - Arunima Sinha

'I'm an Indian & all what I'm comes from my heritage.' - Brinda Somaya

'My skin would burn & itch all night after swimming. But I wasn't going to let such obstacles stop me
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Chaahat Jain
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
50 stories about such wonderful powerful women who came and conquered the world.This is such a fun book, you’ll get to know so many wonderful women who have changed the course of history yet their names are not known to most. Definitely recommending it.
Sanchita
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Girl Power By Neha J. Hiranandani Is A Perfect Inspirational Read With Great Illustrations

Ever passed by a bookstore or shelf and there was this one book cover that was too good to ignore? Something about the illustration and the catchy words along with the perfect blend of colours was so intriguing that you couldn't help but grab the book and start reading it even if the reading age on it is was 6-12 years? Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke The Rules by Neha J Hiranandani was one such book for
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Pretty Little Bibliophile
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Girl Power is a powerful book, with an immense potential to influence many young girls. There are amalgamated some very powerful stories of ordinary girls who made it big through sheer hard work and conviction. They have transformed from rags to riches, but without a prince charming to help and protect these non-damsels in distress. In fact, these are no damsels-in-distress, rather, warrior princesses who dare to fight for their own rights and overcome and slay every dragon that stands in their ...more
Storyteller_md_ak
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Millions of girls are subjected to abuse, child labor,trafficking,child marriage, and other offenses. Your gift will go where it’s needed most,protecting girls and womenby equipping skilled, local staff to offer training, education, counseling, medical care, small business loans, and other programs that reach women and girls as well as boys — helping to end cycles of gender-based violence.

Want to encourage and empowergirls andwomen?Start right inyourown home, workplace, andcommunity.Write a note
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Shruti k
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
" Feminism isn't about making women strong. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength"
By G.D. Anderson
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Book Name-- Girl Power
Author Name -- Neha j Hiranandani
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Women Empowerment is a process to make women financially independent, educated, progressive and enjoying a good social status.The situation is worst in some underdeveloped and developing nations where women in a family are not allowed to take financial decisions or decide on matters regarding
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Urvashi Jain
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Girl Power by Neha J. Hiranandani, is a book perfect for children and adults alike. There learning would vary but it will definitely impart some knowledge to all.

The book consists of 50 short stories of the life of 50 strong and inspiring women. None of the story is longer than 3 pages and the author has been able to say so much in few words by leaving an impact on the reader. The women being talked about belong to different fields- freedom fighters, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists. The
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reader from a star
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Girl Power
Indian women who broke the rules
Or did they make new ones
Let me first praise the beautiful illustration in there.
From the very first moment I look into the book, I was in awe.
Every page of it is beautifully designed. Even the blank ones!
The book is a collection of 50 inspirational stories all packed in 109 pages.
Well, these are short stories but definitely impactful.
If this doesn't make you get up and work I don't know what will.
Author Neha's columns have appeared in several popular
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Sonali Sanjay
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a collection of 50 inspirational stories of women who were freedom fighters, scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, scholars and queens. This book breaks all the stereotypes. It showcase a glimpse of lives of the women belonging to various eras. I loved the way the author has crafted lives of 50 women who are known and few who are only present in the pages of history books in a corner of library. The illustrations are also worth mentioning and while reading the book I just ...more
Anindita  Mondal
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book will tell your stories of 50 Indian Women from different who broke the rules & leave a strong impact in the society.They proved that girl can do whatever they want no hurdle can ever stop them.

The book is very inspiring & motivating.It will boost your confidence whenever you read it,it will make you think if they can then why not me? It's a book of courage, bravery, determination,believe, will power.This book will showed you the real "Girl Power"

Title is very powerful.
A special
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Manali Reads
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
#qotd
Would you like to read 50 story which describes the unbelievable women power???
Hey, guys, I m here with a special review.

Book name: Girls power
Author: neha_j_hiranandani
Genre: inspiration (self -motivator)
Star rating: 5/5. Welcome to the Review

The book consists the 50 micro-short biographies of our developing nation's women and who set the title of being done something different and courageous though all obstacles and it's really inspiring cause it consists the stories of recent one means
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Shahnaz Parvin
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Name of the book - Girl Power
Author's name - Neha J Hiranandani
Rating - 5/5
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We live in a society where women are not allowed to have a say about their own life, dreams and future.
But they have proved themselves in every field, we have discovered some gems in these past years and yet to discover more in upcoming years, where women have a more glorious account of their outshining life and dreams.
They have proved that they are no less than any men if they are provided with equal oppurtunities.
This
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BookClickDeo (Deotima)
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Sulagna Mondal
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
This book literally reminds me of the bed-time stories my mom used to tell. Fifty inspiring stories about fifty inspiring women in India. I had my eyes on this book ever since I heard this was releasing. With beautiful illustrations on glossy pages and a crisp yet detailed life story of these women - this book is a whole package.
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What made this book more splendid that it even has the stories of the lesser known women. I didn't know we had a first female fire fighter in India, or the first
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Rainu Arora
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title : GIRL POWER!
Author : Neha J Hiranandani
Publisher - Scholastic
Genre - Motivational/Non-fiction
Pages - 109
Format - Paperback
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This book is a collection of fifty remarkable stories of fifty awesome women from different professions like scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, scholars, athelets and queens. Grab the book and trace the journey of these Indian women and their extraordinary lives.

The cover and the title of the book is appealing enough for me to pick it.

This book is inspiring and
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Arulmozhi Mahesh
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are many books on feminism but this one will stand out for the honesty and simplicity with which it is written !
The very first impression one gets on touching upon this book is of positive vibes and woman power ! #womensupportingwomen translated onto paper.
The book by debutante author @nehahiranandaniauthor is a powerful collection of the life stories of 50 awe inspiring Indian women.
The flair of the author lies in crisply and engagingly penning the winning stories of each woman in a
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sukhmanjot hans
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
RATINGS - 4.5

GIRL POWER (Indian women who broke the rules) by NEHA J HIRANANDANI is a collection of 50 amazing stories about Indian rebel girls. This book is published by scholastic publishers. This book compiles 50 stories of the extraordinary lives of various artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, scholars, athletes and the brave queens. The stories were so inspiring and motivating.

First of all, As its a paperback but the quality of the pages was amazing, the pages were so thick. Secondly, the
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Shraddha Kamble
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I could rate book this 6/5 I 'd have simply done it right here.


GIRL POWER is the collection of inspiring and motivating life stories of fifty Indian women. Women who were/are queens, freedom fighters, scholars, athletes, etc. Each page talks about how these brave beings broke all the stereotypes and moved ahead. These ladies awestruck the people around them and were a perfect exemplar for millions of others.


This graphic novel is full of inspiration and knowledge. The look of the book from tip
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Manali
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules by Neha J Hiranandani.
Stars given - 1000 on 5 stars and lots of hugs.
My take on the book-
So I loved it, like a lot, like in tons and tons.
Imagine growing up with almost zero women idols to look up to other than my Mimi and Nani and few of my teachers. Essentially, peps I knew and loved and meet almost every other day. Back then very few women centric movies were there and their somewhat idea burned down to that she shouldn't have 'it' and avoided the
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Kinjal Parekh
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The vibe which I felt when I first received this book was of power and happiness. And so is the book.

The book features stories of 50 women who have not let the society or the outside noise stop them from being who they wanted to be.

Every story radiated strong and pure emotions to me of happiness, confidence and courage. I felt proud for these ladies and did shed a tear for the pain they had to go through.

Please get this book for your little one’s. Talk about gender equality and justice. Talk
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Aditi
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To begin with the cover is beautiful. Bright colors, shiny stars and very attractive yellow color makes this cover very eye catching. I loved the pop effect on the cover page.
The book consist of stories about 50 inspiring women. It consists of tales of women’s achievement in all the fields whether it is space or education or even entrepreneurship. The illustration besides all the pages are just so beautiful. I must say the artist has done a fantastic job depicting the emotion in the picture.
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Purnima
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fifty women, fifty women and their stories, when brought together in a single book, can create a revolution.
Each of these fifty women showed the society and the generations to come that they could and would do it even though the opportunities and expectations from then are stuck to zero.
My mother holds a heroic position in my life, she became a teacher at the age of 38, gets paid peanuts but absolutely loves her 'kids'. She has been acing her work like a pro and it is because of women like her
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