Specifications of Unbreakable : An Autobiography
Book : Specifications of Unbreakable : An Autobiography
Author : Mary Kom
ISBN : 978-93-51160-09-0
Binding : Paperback
Publisher : Harpercollins Publishers
Number of Pages : 156
Language : English
In the book, Mary reflects on her journey to becoming one of the best women boxers in the world. Born to parents who were landless agricultural laborers in Manipur in North East India, she was immensely inspired by the Manipuri boxer Dingko Singh’s success story. She had started with her training under the Manipur state boxing coach at Imphal. With a childhood of hard labor and a strong background of athleticism, Mary was physically ready for the arduous training sessions and the difficult journey ahead of her. She trained relentlessly with only one dream to rescue her family from the dredges of poverty and a miserable life.
Mary Kom also wries about her extremely difficult childhood and the various obstacles she had to face that made her the person she is. She also writes about the discrimination she faced in the male world of boxing and how is held her own and emerged victorious. Mary mentions about her bronze medal at the Olympics, her children and family. She further writes about her personal life, meeting her husband, Onler. The book is truly inspirational about a woman’s journey in a man’s world and eventually emerging out a winner.
About M. C. Mary Kom
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is an Indian boxer and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in all the six world championships. She was the only Indian boxer to have qualified for the 2012 world Olympics and won a bronze medal.
She has been honored with several prestigious awards like the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, only to name a few. She has been working with the government of India to set up boxing schools and she has been teaching boxing to underprivileged children in Manipur. A biopic is also being made on her life and is set to release in 2014.