Born into poverty in Northern India, Phoolan Devi has become one of the most famous bandits in India's history, a living legend revered by millions. In revenge for the murder of her lover - and her own rape - Phoolan is said to have been responsible for the murder of 22 highcaste Hindu men. Based on prison diaries, letters, family interviews, police records and eye witness accounts, this updated edition takes account of recent developments in Phoolan's story - as well as wider events in India's troubled democracy.
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The gripping biography of Phoolan Devi--the remarkable woman who defied the conventions of her sex and caste in her transformation from an impoverished Indian villager to a notorious roaming bandit and national heroine.Review:
In 1983, 26-year-old Phoolan Devi made a conditional surrender in front of thousands of people to the government of India on charges of murdering 22 high-caste Hindu men. Labeled as India's "Bandit Queen," she had been an outlaw for almost two years; the murders were revenge for the life of her lover and for her own kidnap and rape. This is the story of a woman, born in poverty and the low ranks of a caste system, who fought back against a system of oppressors. She managed to keep her life and is serving a jail sentence. Much of this book is compiled from her prison letters. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
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