A triumphant portrait of a fiery sisterhood changing the lives of India's women.
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.
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A maze of political intrigue, personal melodrama, and feminist activism unfolds in this account of the Pink Gang, a band of Indian women clad in pink saris and carrying pink sticks, who operate both as vigilantes and saviors of abused women.Read Full Review of Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale ... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
...they, and especially Pal, established themselves as a social and political force to be reckoned with...As delightful as it is intelligent and important.Read Full Review of Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale ... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Pink Sari Revolution is a powerful account of the Pink Gang’s development told through the story of Pal and one of those she helps, Sheelu Nishad...Read Full Review of Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale ... | See more reviews from Financial Times
Amana Fontanella-Khan is a talented writer from the Indian subcontinent to watch out for. Pink Sari Revolution is riveting, inspiring, and relevant.Read Full Review of Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale ... | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
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