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By Phoolan Devi

ISBN-10: 1592286410

ISBN-13: 9781592286416

She used to be born in India to the bottom caste, a bunch with few rights or even fewer customers. Enduring merciless poverty, Phoolan Devi survived the humiliation of an abusive marriage, the savage killing of her bandit-lover and frightening gang rape to say retribution for herself and all low-caste girls of the Indian plains. In a three-year crusade that rocked the govt, she added justice to rape sufferers and stole from the wealthy to provide to the terrible, earlier than negotiating hand over on her personal phrases. all through her years of imprisonment with out trial, Phoolan Devi remained a beacon of wish for the negative and the downtrodden. In 1996, amidst either well known help and media controversy, she was once elected to the Parliament.

On July twenty fifth, 2001, Phoolan Devi used to be shot useless in Delhi. The identification of her killers is unknown, however it is assumed that they might comprise kinfolk of villagers killed by way of her gang approximately two decades in the past. For over a decade thousands have came upon the ability and scope of Phoolan Devi's delusion impossible to resist. Now she ultimately tells the tale of her lifestyles via her eyes and in her personal voice.

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In my village, there were only those who lay around all day wielding sticks and eating the bounty of their lands and those who cowered from the s ticks and worked the lands, eating what they could. Uncle Bihari, his ugly wife , and his son Mayadin thought they were more important than us. They had stolen our land and they were trying to poison our lives like snakes. But I wasn't afraid of the snakes that slithered through our village with the monsoon rains. I prayed like my father to Durga, the fierce goddess who rode on a tiger through the endless night.

If anyone beat my father t o death I'd break all the bones in his body ! ' l shouted, not caring if the Pradhan heard me. Ram Dhakeli was much more obedient than me. She never did anything silly or mischievous and her mother never beat her. I watched as she combed her hair and twisted the braids to wring the water out. She had pretty arms that shone like gold in the sunshine. Mine were thin and dark as a starless night. I told her not to worry, she would have a husband to protect her one day. 'If your father died, Phoolan, and the time came for you to have a husband, it would be hard for your family to pay the dowry,' she said sorrowfully.

Now I know my 44 THE BANDIT QUEEN OF INDIA little girl isn't going to die. ' The only good thing about those weeks of suffering was the little pot of milk I was given every evening. It was the only moment when I was able to forget the pain and dis­ comfort. The rest of the time I had to squirm and crawl on the ground, and l had to beg Rukmini, who already had plenty to do, to help me if I wanted something. On the day of Diwali, the festival of light, I was left alone in the house. That evening, oil-lamps were lit in the temples and all the houses in the village in honour of Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu , goddess of beauty and fortune .

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