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Pink Sari Revolution

A Tale of Women and Power in the Badlands of India
Narrated by: Farah Bala
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Sampat Pal was married at twelve, essentially illiterate. Today she leads a vigilante group fighting for women's rights: the Pink Gang. When Sheelu was arrested for stealing from a powerful politician in the notoriously crooked region of Uttar Pradesh, she was sure that she would be forced to accept a prison sentence, not least because she had alleged that she had been assaulted by a man in the politician's household. But then Sampat Pal heard word of the charges, and the formidable commander of the pink-sari-wearing, pink-baton-wielding, 20,000-strong 'Pink Gang' decided to shake things up.

Narrating the story of Sampat Pal and the Pink Gang's fight for Sheelu, as well as for others facing injustice and oppression, journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan delivers a riveting portrait of women grabbing fate with their own hands - and winning back their lives.

©2013 Amana Fontanella-Khan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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A mature read that should be required

I would recommend this book to an older audience, college age, who has any interest in social justice movements, women or the world.

This was not only an incredible book but an amazing book to listen too.

The only thing that was a bit hard to follow at times was the flashbacks and timeline.

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Poor narrator

Could not finish, but not because of the story, it was great! The problem was the narrator and her annoying reproduction of the Indian accent in all character's lines. It's not that it is badly performed, but it sounds very fake to hear the narration in American accent and the characters in Indian accent. I would prefer the accents to be all the same (either all American or all Indian). Also, she only seemed to show any emotion in her voice when speaking in Indian accent... So the narration in American accent was very boring and unappealing.