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Cadet No. 1 and Other Amazing Women in the Armed Forces


Longlisted | Book Awards 2022 | Writings for Young Adults

Cadet No. 1 and Other Amazing Women in the Armed Forces

Full Title: Cadet No. 1 And Other Amazing Women In The Armed Forces

Author: Maya Chandrasekaran & Meera Naidu
Publisher: Harper Children's

Award Category: Writings for Young Adults
About the Book: 

Meet Wing Commander Dr Vijayalakshmi Ramanan, the first female officer in the Indian Air Force; Major Priya Jhingan, the first lady cadet in the Indian Army; and the all-woman Navy crew who circumnavigated the world!

Follow the journeys of these exceptional, path-breaking women in the Indian Armed Forces, who shattered stereotypes and created new opportunities. Interspersed with vivid illustrations, diary entries and blog posts, these stories are sure to inspire young readers.

About the Author: 

Maya Chandrasekaran is, in no particular order, an author, traveller, mother, investor, climate warrior and progressive. She lives in Bangalore with her husband and two sons, and is generally located lost in a good book.

Meera Naidu is an artist and textile designer who has settled in Bangalore after growing up all over India. When her son lets her, she works on reimagining traditional craft and design with communities across India. She is a keen scuba diver, lover of golden shoes and chow-chow baath, and now an illustrator.

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