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Young Zubaan's latest book is The Girl's Guide to a Life in Science (or GGLS), a collection of about 25 mostly autobiographical essays by Indian women scientists. A follow up to (or, in this case, from) Lilavati's Daughters: The Women Scientists of India which was edited by Rohini Godbole and Ram Ramaswamy, this new book adds a third editor, Mandakini Dubey.

Inspiring, informative, ingenious…meet twenty-five of India’s most celebrated female scientists. From astrophysics to zoology, learn what it takes to make a career in science. 
What led them to choose their particular field? Who encouraged them? What were their struggles? What are their sources of inspiration? What are the key questions at the cutting edge of modern research? Why choose a life in science at all?

From astrophysics to zoology, learn what it takes to make a career in science.

The scientists profiled include Sudha Bhattacharya (biochemistry), Renee M Borges (tropical biology) Priya Davidar (ecology), Shobhana Narasimhan (physics), Rama Govindarajan (fluid mechanics), Sulabha Pathak (microbiology), Manju Sharma (botany), Joyanti Chutia (plasma physics), Sulochana Gadgil (meteorology), Priyadarshini Karve (energy studies) and others. With a foreword by Sunetra Gupta (epidemiology) and a biographical essay on Anandibai Joshee.

In our Biography and For Children sections, 184 pages in paperback, Rs 245. ISBN: 9789381017111

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