BENGALURU: Minister of Higher Education and Tourism R V Deshpande has proposed to introduce the book ‘104 Women Will Inspire’ in the state’s college curriculum. The book is written by Dr Gita Mahadeva Prasad, wife of Cooperation Minister H S Mahadeva Prasad.
Deshpande said if the author allows, the book will also be introduced as part of the high school syllabus if it is translated into Kannada. “The government can take up the initiative to translate the book,” he added.
The book is based on Gita’s thesis on ‘personality traits and subjective well-being of women achievers’, which she submitted to the University of Mysore. She was awarded with a doctorate in 2013.
The book is a compilation of essays that Gita wrote about women who have a success story.
“The essential idea of the book is to celebrate the spirit of those women who have made the impossible happen through sheer grit and determination,” said Gita.
Some of the women written about in the book are Biocon Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, co-founder of Renuka Sugars Vidya Murkumbi, author Sudha Murthy, sports personality Reeth Abraham and social worker Putta Veeramma who founded the first residential school for hearing and speech-impaired girls in Mysuru.
Gita, who has already published four books of poems, added, “Women have forayed into various bastions without fear and their initiatives are indeed path-breaking. She has turned every crisis into an opportunity and has proven time and again that the key to smart decisions is perspective. The women I have portrayed have demonstrated this.”