Born in 1897 to an impoverished farmer.
Orphaned at 2.
Married at 9.
A child widow at 10.
A doctor at 29.
Lived to be 92.
My Ajji and I chronicles the life of my grandmother. Her inspiring story spanning a century, tells you how Akkutai got herself educated, became a doctor, re-married, worked and brought up a family in the jungles of East Africa and later set up her own maternity home in India to promote safe motherhood.
An incredible story of unyielding courage in the face of hardship.
The proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the ‘Bhaubeej Fund’ – Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha (MKSSS), Hingne, Pune. The institution has a century-long history of dedicated work towards making women educated and self-reliant. MKSSS, Pune was established in 1896 by the great visionary and social worker Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve to provide shelter to destitute women. The 120-year-old parent body has been committed to ‘empowerment of women through education’.