Awaken the Durga Within is a handy, easy-to-follow guide to help women assert themselves at home and work and reclaim their life. As women in a patriarchal country like India, they are often held back by family or society; and even education or employment does little to help improve their status. Bringing in lesser-known and exciting stories about goddesses from Hindu mythology, Awaken the Durga Within puts forward practical solutions that can be implemented immediately, without compromising on values and principles. These stories will help invoke the ‘Shakti’ within every woman so as to transform their minds and transcend their limits. The book helps her Identify the fears holding her back and discover a pithy, three-step process to take control of her life. She is guided on how to make choices that are right for her and experience the rewards. Now it's easy to discover the true spirit of feminism wherein women are given the same rights, power, and opportunities as men.
Awaken The Durga Within is a self help book by Usha Narayanan & published by Rupa Publication. The author had a successful career in advertising, radio & corporate communications before becoming a full-time author. When she is not travelling, writing or editing, she reads everything from thrillers to the Puranas. She has written several books. To know more about her visit www.ushanarayanan.com .
The book has been written in form of a guide where the author from the first chapter itself focuses on self worth and from there till the last chapter she takes us on a tour of empowering oneself & realizing the potential. She uses mythology as a pillar to support the basic point the chapter is supposed to convey. The step by step initiatives advised in the book are tailored for women irrespective of their age or marital status. Do indeed get this book to adopt a sure shot path to success,
I have read Usha Narayanan’s work before too but they’ve all been fictions around Indian mythology but in this book we get to see something new. I honestly don’t like self help books because they tend to be boring but the author here has amalgamated it with mythology making it enjoyable along with giving useful insights regarding several things. She talks about the three “C”s , Choice, Change & Create. She makes a strong case for women making their own decisions & only then be able to take over their lives for their betterment. A truly magnificently written book which one won’t be able to keep down without reading it all the way. The cover is beautiful, the title is appropriate & the language used is simple. Surely a must read.