Author: Seema SirohiPublisher: HarperCollinsYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 292ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172234473
In the first book of its kind, Seema Sirohi gives voice to six such dowry victims and retraces their lives, without the abstraction of theory. She also shows how, if the victims tried to bring their tormentors to justice, they faced a backlash from the male-dominated establishment.Dowry deaths have disappeared from the national consciousness even though thousands of women continue to be burnt, poisoned, electrocuted or are forced to commit suicide every year. It is not an academic book and makes no pretence in that direction. Most of the research if from primary sources, including police officials, lawyers and women activists who gave her their valuable time.
Preface IntroductionMother Courage: Satyarani's StoryTrapped in Hell: Jyoti's StoryDriven to Suicide: Tikka Preet's StoryAmerican Nightmare: Archana's StoryFight to the Finish: Maria Bai Ki KahaniLove Story Gone Wrong: Mary Shaila's StoryIn the endReferences and Bibliography