A string of brutal attacks against women in India has raised concerns about women’s rights in the fast developing nation. Indian bloggers ask whether it's ever truly safe for women to venture outside, while Western nations urge female tourists traveling there to take great caution. As this debate plays out in India’s urban centers, out in the poverty-stricken region of Bundelkhand an unlikely grass roots movement for women’s rights, called the Pink Sari Gang, is taking matters into their own hands. We learn about the story of its leader, Sampat Pal, and explore how the group fits into the struggle for women’s rights in India.
Photo Gallery: Pink Sari Revolution
Pink Gang day celebration on Feb. 14, 2011, in Fatehpur, India. Photo credit Amana Fontanella-Khan.
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Excerpt from "Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India" by Amana Fontanella-Khan. Copyright 2013 by Amana Fontanella-Kkan. Reprinted here by permission of W. W. Norton & Company. All rights reserved.