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The Resource Pink sari revolution : a tale of women and power in India, Amana Fontanella-Khan

Pink sari revolution : a tale of women and power in India, Amana Fontanella-Khan

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Pink sari revolution : a tale of women and power in India
Title
Pink sari revolution
Title remainder
a tale of women and power in India
Statement of responsibility
Amana Fontanella-Khan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fontanella-Khan, Amana
Dewey number
305.420954
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1743
LC item number
.F66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pal, Sampat
  • Pal, Sampat
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Feminism
  • Indien
  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • India
  • Kvinnor
  • Feminism
  • Kvinnors rättigheter
  • Women
Label
Pink sari revolution : a tale of women and power in India, Amana Fontanella-Khan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn812248404
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780393062977
Lccn
2013018948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393062977
  • (OCoLC)812248404
Label
Pink sari revolution : a tale of women and power in India, Amana Fontanella-Khan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn812248404
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780393062977
Lccn
2013018948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393062977
  • (OCoLC)812248404

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