Nature’s unique riddle, puzzle, paradox - woman. At times vulnerable, yet the epitome of strength and resilience, embodiment of compassion. Giver of life, daughter, wife, mother, professional, home-maker and more – through multiple roles she nurtures and sustains. Every woman is Shakti - The Divine Mother, yet even today, women face abuse, humiliation, discrimination and rejection. Gender bias and social conditioning in a male-dominated society have made her weak, submissive and insecure. Shockingly, even in a so-called ‘civilised’ world, the girl-child is brutally killed in the womb itself, denied her basic right to live, grow and blossom. The book ‘Shakti’ by revered master Aandmurti Gurumaa is a clarion call for society to change this warped mind-set, clears misconceptions and empowers women with dignity and self- respect. It is a tribute to every woman, a reminder to recognize her capabilities and to blaze forth and shine in her immeasurable divine power.