Sita's Curse - Stories of Dowry Victims

Sita's Curse - Stories of Dowry Victims

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Author: Seema Sirohi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 292
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172234473


In the first book of its kind, Seema Sirohi gives voice to six such dowry victims and retraces their lives, without the abstraction of theory. She also shows how, if the victims tried to bring their tormentors to justice, they faced a backlash from the male-dominated establishment.

Dowry deaths have disappeared from the national consciousness even though thousands of women continue to be burnt, poisoned, electrocuted or are forced to commit suicide every year.

It is not an academic book and makes no pretence in that direction. Most of the research if from primary sources, including police officials, lawyers and women activists who gave her their valuable time.




Mother Courage: Satyarani's Story

Trapped in Hell: Jyoti's Story

Driven to Suicide: Tikka Preet's Story

American Nightmare: Archana's Story

Fight to the Finish: Maria Bai Ki Kahani

Love Story Gone Wrong: Mary Shaila's Story

In the end

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