I, Phoolan Devi : the autobiography of India's bandit queen
Phoolan Devi was born into a poor, low-caste family in Uttar Pradesh, living in a world that gave more respect to a stray dog than to a woman.
At 11, she was married off and endured beatings, rapes and persecution.
She survived being kidnapped by bandits and became one of them, learning how to shoot like a man.
She also found love for the first time, but her lover was brutally murdered.
Without his protection, she was paraded naked through villages and gang-raped; but she survived and for three years claimed retribution for herself and all low-caste women, before negotiating her own surrender.
After 11 years in prison, she is now free to tell her own story.