Phoolan Devi is such a strong, resilient woman It was absolutely fascinating to read her raw story of all that she endured She is such an inspiration to women everywhere. This was a random selection in my biographies of women A Z reading quest It was worth reading if only to better understand the lives of the low castes in India I was aware of how little the average family possesses in India but was not aware of the social, economic, physical, psychological and sexual abuse that accompany low status If even half of what Devi dictated is true, it is appalling Devi is a larger than life figure and some of her story seems over embellished She glosses over the i This was a random selection in my biographies of women A Z reading quest It was worth reading if only to better understand the lives of the low castes in India I was aware of how little the average family possesses in India but was not aware of the social, economic, physical, psychological and sexual abus 11 11 , 16 ,. Kuinka julmaa ja ep reilua voi olla el m T ss kirjassa todella n kyy kastij rjestelm n mahdollistama julmuus pahimmillaan Phoolan Devi lait eiv t suojaa, joten mahdollisuuden saadessa h n ryhtyy oikeaksi lainsuojattomaksi V kivaltahan ei ole hyv ksytt v , mutta t ss kontekstissa h nen jatkuvaa taisteluaan oikeudesta el m n on ihailtava h nen vaihtoehtonsa olivat joko kuolla ennemmin kuin my hemmin raa alla tavalla, tehd itsemurha tai ryhty tappajaksi.Kaikesta turhauttavasta ep oike Kuinka julmaa ja ep reilua voi olla el m T ss kirjassa todella n kyy kastij rjestelm n This book is a horrific read It is the dictated I guess autobiography of the Indian low caste woman Phoolan Devi, who was born into hardship filled poverty and ended up being a dacoit, a bandit queen.It seems that her anger kept her alive through hunger, humiliation, injustice, tens of rapes and beatings Ii t is a good reminder of how the cast system went wrong in India, and that there still should she was finally shot 2001, after she had been the member of parliament after her release be m This book is a horrific read It is the dictated I guess autobiography of the Indian low caste woman Phoolan Devi, who was born into hardship filled poverty and ended up being a dacoit, a bandit queen.It seems that her anger kept her alive through hunger, humiliation, injustice, tens of rapes and beatings Ii t is a good reminder of how the cast system went wrong I read this book to clear some doubts When I watched Bandit Queen by Shekhar Kapoor, I d felt that something was wrong That it was an upper caste, male narrative Then I got to know that Phoolan Devi had moved court against the release of the film So I bought her autobiography Along with it, I bought Outlaw India s Bandit Queen and me by Roy Moxham My research list has grown bigger I havebooks to read before I I don t know change the world What I found out, was that Shekhar I read this book to clear some doubts When I watched Bandit Queen by Shekhar Kapoor, I d felt that something was wrong That it was an upper caste, male narrative Then I got to know that Phoolan Devi had moved court against the release of the film So I bought her autobiography Along with it, I bought Outlaw India s Bandit Queen and me by Roy Moxham My research list has grown bigger I havebooks to read before I I don t know change the The cover says, no reader can fail to be on her side This is in fact true Before coming across this legendary piece of work done by the author , i just knew that there was this dacoit named Phoolan Devi famously known as the Bandit Queen Never have i thought what lead her to b A harrowing read I found it difficult to read this at times and just wanted to abandon it altogether The end of the biography is small consolation in light of the ordeals Phoolan Devi had to suffer and ordeals some women are still suffering be this is one of my all time favorite books phoolan is the inspiration of so many of the characters in my own stories i learned how to write a story that is relentless from this book i learned how to write a WOMAN that is relentless from this book her story is evidence that a woman born in complete bondage can still have the innate and natural will to fight for her freedom, that that WANT of freedom is not taught.every few years, i reread this book it s some serious heavy sh t it s also the this is one of my all time favorite books phoolan is the inspiration of so many of the characters in my own stories i learned how to write a story that is relentless from this book i learned how to write a WOMAN that is relentless from this book her s This book was so captivating What a life Phoolan Devi led So far beyond my comprehension She has such a strong spirit to have endeavoured all that she did Highly recommend