Kanchan Karopady Bannerjee has done a wonderful job of recounting the efforts of an extraordinary family from the tiny Bhanap community. Not only were the Benegals gifted enough to work across a diversity of professions, they also personified selfless nationalism, and were change-makers who were supported by strong women in their lives. I recommend this engagingly written book as essential reading for all ages – from millennials to pensioners – as a microcosm of the farreaching transformation in India’s sociopolitical history over a tumultuous century