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Pink sari revolution : a tale of women and power in India

Author: Amana Fontanella-Khan
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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Illuminates the thrilling possibilities of female grassroots activism in India through the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang.
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Named Person: Sampat Pal; Sampat Pal
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amana Fontanella-Khan
ISBN: 9780393062977 039306297X 9780393349474 0393349470
OCLC Number: 812248404
Description: xviii, 284 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prologue: nothing can go wrong --
A rose in the badlands --
Bandits on ballots --
The red room --
Love in Bundelkhand --
Everything wrong has happened --
The exorcist of Shahbajpur --
The sound of the bugle --
The scramble for Sheelu --
Epilogue --
Notes.
Responsibility: Amana Fontanella-Khan.

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Illuminates the thrilling possibilities of female grassroots activism in India through the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang.

"In Uttar Pradesh--known as the "badlands" of India--a woman's life is not entirely her own. This is one explanation for how Sheelu, a seventeen-year-old girl, ended up in jail after fleeing her service in the home of a powerful local legislator. In a region plagued by corruption, an incident like this might have gone unnoticed--except that it captured the attention of Sampat Pal, leader of India's infamous Gulabi (Pink) Gang. Poor and illiterate, married off around the age of twelve, pregnant with her first child at fifteen, and prohibited from attending school, Sampat Pal has risen to become the courageous commander and chief of a women's brigade numbering in the tens of thousands. Uniformed in pink saris and carrying pink batons, they aim to intervene wherever other women are victims of abuse or injustice. Joined in her struggle by Babuji, a sensitive man whose intellectualism complements her innate sense of justice, and by a host of passionate field commanders, Sampat Pal has confronted policemen and gangsters, officiated love marriages, and empowered women to become financially independent. In a country where women's rights struggle to keep up with rapid modernization, the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang illuminates the thrilling possibilities of female grassroots activism." -- Publisher's description.

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