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I, Phoolan Devi : the autobiography of India's bandit queen

By: Devi, Phoolan

0751519642 / 9780751519648
Paperback
06/03/1997
Stock expected by 23/04/2021
United Kingdom
20 cm 480p., [8]p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 1996.

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.

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