When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man Shame is the heart-rending true story of a young girl’s attempt to. Jasvinder Sanghera CBE was born and brought up in Derby. a ‘political weapon’ and, along with ‘Daughters of Shame’ are Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers. Jasvinder Sanghera, CBE (born September ) is a campaigner for those experiencing Her memoir Shame was a Times Top 10 Bestseller. She has been.

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Because the average victims are girls aged 14 to 19, she says summer holidays are “the most dangerous time. Not scoring for the literary merit but for the insight it gives to this important problem – forced marriage- a problem we need to be aware javsinder in Australia also, because it is happening here.

Jul 22, Basak rated it it was amazing. This is the story of how one Asian woman cut her ties with abusive tradition and became a voice for those afraid to use their own.

Hard to put yourself in their shoes, as an outsider i am finding it really difficult to understand why and what for.

Daughters of Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera – Books – Hachette Australia

Daughters of Shame reveals the stories of young women such as Shazia, kidnapped and taken to Pakistan to marry a man she had never met; and Banaz, murdered by her own family after escaping an abusive marriage.

And I jasvindeg can’t believe this is true to life.

Years later, after one sister killed herself to escape domestic abuse, she set up the charity Karma Nirvana to help smash the culture of silence around forced marriage. The Jasvinder Sanghera Ebook Collection: A true story about the horrors experienced by some women.

Find a book you’ll love, get our newsletter name samghera. She told me a lot about her culture and the things her family expects of her.

She speaks to […]. Jasvinder has brought the issue of forced marriage into the public eye and helped the Forced Marriage bill go through Parliament.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jasvinder Sanghera The work of author and campaigner, Jasvinder Sanghera. SHAME jaevinder an inspiring book, not least because of its honesty.

Sorry but I am not a fan of her actions.

Luckily there’s Karma Nirvana now – the foundation founded by Jasvinder Sanghera herself to help the abused women. It is almost beyond shamf comprehension that mothers and fathers, whole families and towns would treat women in this manner. Retrieved 5 April For instance her fight against forced marriage and more importantly her fight against so called Honour killings.

Had I made that same mistake of thinking that arranged marriages and forced marriages were the same thing? This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. I appreciate the way of her writing style that can catch every one mind easily. This is absolutely one of the best books I have read in a very long time.

She showed great character throughout her young years, fought the fight to be free from horrendous traditions, and at the same time lost almost her complete family in the process. Nov 24, Carli rated it it was amazing. This book, for me, is almost like whame final journey. The ending was too abrupt. Download Image Download Image.

If you forgive the author her sometimes clumsy style and focus on the story, you get an insight into the Indian community in the UK and especially the perpetual drama of young girls whose families put cast, pride and the family ‘good name’ before their daughters’ hapiness or even lieves.

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Her sisters all had arranged marriages, some as young as 15, being physically shamw psychologically abused. I feel sad that such culture still exist despite of the modernization. She’d witnessed the torment her sisters endured in their arranged marriages, so she ran away from home, grief-stricken when her parents disowned her. Keep me logged in on this computer.

Jasvinder Sanghera

YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Privacy Policy and I understand I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time. This story is so heartbreaking! She longed for an education. This book focuses on the need to support those for whom these cultural traditions are not welcome and are forced upon them by family members, friends, and the wider community. If am i wrong plz don’t hesitate to make me right.


Aug 07, Bipurna rated it really liked it. I do not wish to taint the reputation of an entire culture: Shame is the heart-rending true story of a young girl’s attempt to escape from a cruel, claustrophobic world where family honour mattered more than anything – sometimes more than life itself. Well done, you should be very proud of your achievements. Jasvinder Sanghera knows what it means to flee from your family under threat of forced marriage – and to face the terrible consequences that follow.

If you would like to get in touch with Jasvinder, you can do so here. Our Books See all Books. She is the co-founder of Karma Nirvana, a community-based project where there are a group of refuge centers in the United Kingdom for South Asian women fleeing forced marriages.

Summer is a dangerous time for those at risk of forced marriage

Could not put this book down. It gives me hope that there are people like the author of this book who are willing to write their experiences with such passion and clarity. Jasvinder tells of how she set up her charity, Karma Nirvana, to help women like her: What in the world will it take for them to realize how wrong it is to treat someone you This is absolutely one of the best books I have read in a very long time.

Jasvinder’s story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour — and, finally, triumph over adversity.