This book, 30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories, Edited by Naina Lal Kidwai, sounds very interesting.
Zia Mody, founding partner of AZB & Partners, one of India’s largest law firms. “When I told my father my career ambitions and my desire to study law abroad, he expressed some surprise,” Mody writes. In the 1980s, there were very few women lawyers. Hardships were plenty, as no one would take a woman in the profession seriously. “If a woman in the court was an oddity in the 1980s, a pregnant one was unheard of. There are stories still doing the rounds of me, heavily pregnant, rushing down the corridors of Bombay High Court,” she writes. But then, success is sweetest after hardships.