We don't see them on TV, in textbooks or in newspapers, and most of us wouldn't be able to name a single one. But there are dozens of women scientists in India who are hunched over experiments in laboratories, peering through powerful telescopes and camping out in harsh and extreme conditions this very minute. This unique book presents the stories of thirty-one of these trailblazing women who work in a diverse array of fields,from environmental biotechnology to particle physics, palaeobiology to astrophysics. Through their research, they are uncovering the mysteries of the universe, finding more sustainable ways of living, curing life-threatening diseases and studying long-dead animals and plants. Find out what drew each of them to science, read about how they deal with the difficulties and pressures of their work, and learn how they are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge further and further every day.