Women of Pure Strength: Nine Stops. Nine Women. A hundred shades of valour. Photographing young heads of villages, social entrepreneurs and agents of change in Rajasthan and Gujarat for the Women of Pure Strength was the most inspiring project of 2014, in collaboration with Roli Books and The Vodafone Foundation. The book chronicles the lives of 50 extraordinary Indian women who, with relentless zeal and determination, have improved the lives of others in their community.
This book gave me the opportunity to spend a day each with more than ten inspiring women, whose work has spanned social service, women’s upliftment and development work for their villages. Being in the exalted company of Bijal Brahmbhatt (Director, Gujarat Mahila Housing SEWA Trust), Ajaita Shah (CEO, Frontier Markets), Badaam Bairwad(Sarpanch), Sushma Bairwad(Sarpanch), Reena Sahriya (Sarpanch) and Meena Bhati (Fields Communications Manager, Educate Girls) was nothing less than motivating.