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.