Women have strived it in the hard way to come up in life, in most of the fields prevailed in India - Mary Kom is no exception. It takes the readers by surprise and makes them truly believe that a woman can be much stronger than she thinks, if she decides to. She has showcased her tough journey taking up boxing, a "boy's sport" according to everybody, around her. She took it as a challenge and proved them wrong with her unbeatable record, making our country proud!
About the book
Unbreakable is an autobiography scripted by M.C (Mary Kom), one of the best boxers of all time. It is quite possible to any rural woman in India, and has been a constant struggle for her. She had the dream to follow despite of all odds. Born in a landless agriculture labour in Manipur to make ends meet and here she is a boxing champion winning medals for India in Olympics. She had to help her parents in farming multi-tasking with her studies.
Her family and friends were against her taking up boxing but she fought her way out. There were many politics in India, thanks to her financial status, her native, her language skills and most of all her gender - a lady, were the aspects that didn't favour her immense skills and hard work.
She narrates her experience about her first international award, medalled at USA, in 2001. The book not only tells her accomplishments and accolades but also showcase her love life with Onler - how they met, how they fell in love, and how they have a perfect family till date. She gave birth to twins, naming them Rengchungvar and Khupneivar respectively. She tells the reason behind their names as well adding the trauma faced in her home town when she was winning medals for India, year after year. Therefore she faced a tough time to get back to work.
Added to all the trauma was the political influence that inherited against her career. She mentions few important names shocking us. The description of how north-east people of India and looked at and the racial differences seem heart wrenching.
In one of the chapters, she even how she had an affiliation with Bollywood. She had described how the former Miss Universe, Priyanka Chopra, made a film featuring her life story. That was her connection towards media.
She says that she has great vision for the game but hopes to clear the views of people towards womanhood and boxing. Her future is to churn new champions in the industry hoping that the politicians do not interfere, and make her dreams come true.
About the author
This is the first autobiography of Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, a woman made of steel and determined to touch the sky. She is popularly known as Mary kop and this book is published by Harpersport. She is the only woman boxer who has won six world championships in boxing. She has qualified in Indian boxing for 2012 world Olympics and won a bronze medal.
Some of her many honours include Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. She is currently working with the government of India, setting up boxing schools. Apart from that, she also teaches boxing to underprivileged children of Manipur and feels that money should not be a hindrance to anyone's dreams.
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