These are the stories of leading women of Indian sports, starting with the golden girls, P.T. Usha, M.D. Valsamma, Shiny Wilson and Vandana Rao, to Ashwini Nachappa, Anju Bobby George, Karnam Malleswari, M.C. Mary Kom, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Deepa Malik, Sakshi Malik, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Dipa Karmakar, Dutee Chand, Deepika Kumari, Santhi Soundaraja, Hima Das, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Rani Rampal, Manu Bhaker, Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil.
Senior journalists Abhishek Dubey and Sanjeeb Mukherjea travel the length and breadth of the country to bring out stories that have taken shape after a series of conversations with these leading sports persons over a period of time.
AUTHORS OF THE BOOK
Abhishek Dubey is one of India’s foremost sports journalists, and has covered international sports for over fifteen years now. A promising university cricketer who could bowl right-arm fast as well as wield his bat a bit, he plunged headlong into sports journalism at a very young age, and ended up leading cross-functional teams in organizations like NDTV and IBN7 (Network18), to name a few. A regular columnist with leading dailies and news magazines, his earlier works include the critically acclaimed Dressing Room: The Inside Story and The IPL Story: Cricket, Glamour and Big Money, and he currently oversees coverage of sports at Prasar Bharati, India’s state broadcaster.
Sanjeeb Mukherjea is an award-winning journalist and anchor who has covered sports for well over a decade now. Formerly the cricket editor at CNN-IBN, he has now struck out on his own as a broadcaster, currently as one of the lead anchor-commentators on the Star Sports network. Prior to this, he has also anchored live shows on Doordarshan and ESPN Cricinfo. He has also dabbled in print and advertising, as well as in radio journalism.