Fiercely Female by Sundeep Mishra
The month of June every year is celebrated as PRIDE month. This is dedicated to the LGDTQ+ people. After the relaxation on 377 section, most same-sex couples and others sensed a wind of relief. In this regard, reading this book is a kind of tribute.
The book explores why Dutee quietly ignored many recommendations to take hormone suppressants or go under the knife to reduce the levels of testosterone that her body was producing.
Some told her to give up athletics; some asked her to withdraw and live with the stigma all her life. But Dutee defied all; she fought against what she called sexist rules. She fought for her existence.
Apart from the sports persona, this book also explores in deep her human mind. Her likes and dislikes, her way of life, and her diction is shown.
A book after a long time which is not about a cricketer! It is a fortunate thing that I have read books on other sports and games other than Cricket.
This book accounts for her journey, the ups and downs, the harsh reality and the inhuman behaviour she faced.
Final Rating: 4/5
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