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‘The Dot that went for a walk’- stories of daring deeds of incredible women of India

The book contains the stories of heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing. These extraordinary women from the past and the present include Rani Laxmi Bai, Indira Gandhi, Indra Nooyi, P.T.Usha, and Mithali Raj.

SNS | New Delhi |

Caterpillar Wings has launched the debut work of Lakshmi Nambiar, Reema Gupta and Sarada Akkineni. Their book ‘The Dot that went for a walk’ hit bookstores in India on 16 January.

A children’s book with 51 illustrated stories celebrating extraordinary women from India that include artists, scientists, healers, entrepreneurs, rocket women of India, sportspeople and commando trainer, ‘The Dot That Went for a Walk’ aims to create a sense of possibility. Illustrated with original art by female artists from all over the nation, each woman’s story is written in the style of a fairytale with only one difference—these women have been their own knights in shining armour.

The book contains the stories of heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing. These extraordinary women from the past and the present include Rani Laxmi Bai, Indira Gandhi, Indra Nooyi, PT Usha and Mithali Raj.

The launch ceremony was held at the Royal Opera House and was graced by some of the most iconic names from various fields across India. Actress Deepika Padukone, stand-up comedian Aditi Mittal, tabla player Anuradha Pal, commando trainer Seema Rao and architect Brinda Somaya were among the dignitaries who unveiled the book during the launch.

In a statement, the founders of Caterpillar Wings said, “We have been fortunate to know so many strong women in our lives including our mothers who have inspired us and our daughters for whom we want to build a better future. The women whose stories are in the books have been an inspiration worldwide and their stories need to be told over and over again so that children can learn about these real-life warrior princesses who set a strong, empowering example for everyone.”