The Pink Sari Revolution in India

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Amana Fontanella-Khan tells the story of Sampat Pal and her Gulabi (Pink) Gang, which stands up for women’s rights in India. Poor and illiterate, married around the age of 12, pregnant with her first child at 15, and prohibited from attending school, Sampat Pal has risen to become the leader of a women’s brigade numbering in the tens of thousands. In The Pink Sari Revolution, Fontanella-Khan writes about the struggle for women’s rights in India and shows the impact of the activist work by Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang.


Amana Fontanella-Khan

Comments [2]

tom LI

Since American Feminism has been a failure - perhaps it can succeed in another nation. We can only hope. There is no braver human than a female/s fighting against discrimination in these disgusting, excessively misogynistic regions.

Sep. 05 2013 12:44 PM
carolita from carolita

I discovered the Pink Sari Gang when I spotted an older, gray-haired woman in a hot pink sari and reeboks near Bryant Park. Later, I saw another similar outfit, on a mature woman. It surprised me: you don't think of hot pink as an older woman's color. So I wondered if there was a cultural significance, and googled it. I was amazed to find out about the Pink Sari Gang. And very happy and proud for these women. Thank you for covering them.

Sep. 05 2013 12:12 PM

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