Abha Adams’s reputation as India’s preeminent educationist precedes her, and for good reason. As a pioneering force in education, amongst her many accomplishments, her instrumental contribution in the birth and setting-up of the country’s iconic institutions, widely regarded as schools that are centres of excellence—Shriram Schools & Step by Step, themselves speak volumes of her knowledge and insights. In a life dedicated to education, her enduring and distinguished career began when she was herself a student at Lady Shri Ram College. Abha Adams is the embodiment of wisdom, a fountainhead of an all-encompassing philosophy of teaching and parenting, that has today become more relevant, more pressing and urgent than ever.
It is in this very real context, against a backdrop of severe identity-crisis and a loss-of-self, that Abha’s book Parenting in the Age of Anxiety: Raising Children in the 21st Century, becomes pertinent, immediately applicable, and serves a dire need of being a guide to parents, caregivers, guardians, teachers, mentors and principals, alike.