The real-life story of India’s first and highest ranked woman officer in the Indian Police Service – who pioneered a Gandhian (inclusive and transparent) model of policing – marked by utmost devotion to duty, innovation, compassion and, above all, willpower! Voted as India’s most admired woman ( The Week, 2002, and MSN, 2011) and most trusted woman (Reader’s Digest, 2010), Kiran Bedi (née Peshawaria) has won many accolades, including the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, also considered the Nobel Prize of Asia, for forging a positive relationship between the police and the people. Throughout her career, Kiran Bedi dared to remain creative to meet the challenges posed by her various assignments: be it policing, managing prisons or empowering communities through her two non-profit organizations. She won the admiration and respect of millions, both outside and within the country. But all along, she faced obstacles placed by powerful vested interests. She emerged stronger after each ordeal. She is a field person, who thinks on her feet and uses her heart magnanimously and her head judiciously. After seeking voluntarily retirement from her service in December 2007, she dedicated herself totally to several people’s causes, including the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare. She hosted a much-acclaimed television show called Aap Ki Kachehri (Your Court), which helped individuals and families get a fair resolution to their problems and disputes. Kiran Bedi is an author, columnist, a speaker and a radio show host. There is an internationally appreciated biopic on her life entitled Yes, Madam Sir. In this volume, she has added an exclusive chapter on the empowerment of women – an important issue today – to explain how, in several situations of their own making, even educated women disempower themselves. This is a special edition, for the new generation, of Kiran Bedi’s bestselling and longest running autobiography I Dare! About the Author:
Kiran Bedi was India’s most renowned woman IPS officer in her time. After taking voluntary retirement, she engaged herself in social services through her two non-profit organizations. She is also playing major role in Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement. She also successfully hosted a TV show called Aap Ki Kachehri. And she is also an author, columnist, good speaker and a radio show host. She was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1994 for her services.
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