I Dare.

Kiran Bedi



The saga of India's first and the highest ranked woman officer in the Indian Police Service - who pioneered a humane method of policing - marked by willpower, devotion to duty, innovation, compassion and, above all, a never-say-die attitude
The eyewitness account - forthright and unsparing - in this fully revised and updated edition provides a well-documented exposé of the sabotage of police reforms (to be implemented as per a verdict of the Supreme Court of India) by certain bureaucrats and by some members of Kiran Bedi's own service. These persons also blocked her appointment as police commissioner. This kind of sabotage was the proverbial last straw that compelled her to 'shake off the shackles'. After a long and rewarding innings (35 years in all), Kiran Bedi decided to move on.

She believed that she could no longer work with persons who were keeping the system enslaved. She was clear in her mind that she was not going to be subordinated by this team of saboteurs. What direction and leadership would such persons provide except to create pygmies and stifle initiative and crush morale? She did not want to be a part of such dubious 'history'. As she asserts: 'My self-respect, my innate sense of justice and my beliefs and values in life propelled me to throw off the "yokes" that were already obstructing my growth and I now made up my mind to set myself free and be a master of my own time.' This is a no-holds-barred narrative packed with punch, spirit and vitality. Chosen as 'India's most admired woman', Kiran Bedi is a highly recognized and decorated police officer, who has won several accolades, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service.

Throughout her career, Kiran Bedi (who joined the Indian Police Service in 1972) dared to remain innovative to meet the challenges posed by her different assignments: be it policing, managing prisons or imparting training. She won the admiration and respect of millions, both outside and within India.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Pioneering Achievements: Kiran Bedi's groundbreaking achievements as the first woman IPS officer in India are highlighted, showcasing her trailblazing career in law enforcement.

  2. Courage and Tenacity: Bedi's courage and tenacity in breaking gender barriers and challenging the status quo within the male-dominated police force are emphasized throughout the biography.

  3. Leadership Style: The book delves into Bedi's leadership style, emphasizing her commitment to integrity, discipline, and accountability in her role as a police officer and administrator.

  4. Innovative Reforms: Bedi's innovative reforms and initiatives during her tenure as a police officer are showcased, including her efforts to improve prison conditions and promote community policing.

  5. Fight Against Corruption: Bedi's relentless fight against corruption within the police force and the broader Indian society is explored, highlighting her unwavering commitment to ethical governance and transparency.

  6. Advocacy for Women's Rights: The biography discusses Bedi's advocacy for women's rights and empowerment, as well as her efforts to address issues such as domestic violence and gender discrimination.

  7. Spirituality and Yoga: Bedi's spiritual journey and her advocacy for the practice of yoga as a tool for personal development and stress management are explored in the biography.

  8. Political Career: The book delves into Bedi's foray into politics, including her stint as a social activist and her controversial tenure as the Chief Ministerial candidate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi.

  9. Impact and Legacy: Bedi's impact and legacy as a pioneering figure in Indian law enforcement and public service are examined, highlighting her enduring influence on future generations of police officers and administrators.

  10. Inspiration and Motivation: "I Dare" serves as an inspiration to readers, showcasing the power of determination, courage, and resilience in overcoming obstacles and achieving one's goals.

Language English
ISBN-10 8189988549
ISBN-13 9788189988548
No of pages 378
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Book Publisher Hay House India
Published Date 01 Jan 2009

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