Bookcover of Gulabi gang
Booktitle:

Gulabi gang

Vigilante, Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Sampat Pal Devi, Child marriage

Chromo Publishing (2012-07-14 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-7-77402-1

ISBN-10:
6137774023
EAN:
9786137774021
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Gulabi gang is a group of women vigilantes and activists originating in Bundelkhand district, Uttar Pradesh, India, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010. It is named after the pink saris worn by its members. The gang was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (and a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them up with laathis (bamboo sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. In 2008, they stormed an electricity office in Banda district and forced officials to turn back the power they had cut in order to extract bribes. They have also stopped child marriages and protested dowry and female illiteracy. The group, which the Indian media portray positively, was reported to have 20,000 members as of 2008, as well as a chapter in Paris, France. A movie called "Pink Saris" has been made about them, directed by Kim Longinotto and premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010.
Publishing house:
Chromo Publishing
Website:
http://www.alphascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Adam Cornelius Bert
Number of pages:
92
Published on:
2012-07-14
Stock:
Available
Category:
Research on Woman and gender
Price:
34.00 €
Keywords:
Uttar, Pradesh, Vigilante, Bundelkhand, Sampat

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