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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Heartbreakingly, next to this flyer, I found someone had written “tell that to my parents”. Much of my conviction was related to […]. She has faced public abuse and even death threats in her bid to expose the ssnghera system of family “honour” that is at the root of such marriages. It sajghera all new information to me, and I wanted to read more about it. The Sunday Times top ten bestselling story of one girl’s choice between family honour and personal happiness, from the publishers of UGLY.

That the yo This book gave me a lot to think about.

A lost opportunity to improve the lives for oppressed women. By turns frightening, enthralling and uplifting. She has been recognised as bringing the issue of forced marriage into the public domain and the then Prime Minister David Cameron said her work “turned [his] head on the issue of forced marriage”. Sanghera tells each terrible story, in an honest, compassionate way – making this book a must-read for all.

Jasvinder’s story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour – and, finally, triumph over adversity. When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen jasvindef be her husband. This allows courts to issue orders that can prevent families from taking victims abroad, forcing them to hand over passports, or reveal the victim’s whereabouts.


Strongly recommended for those having indian friends, to see how hard their life is or else could have been. Feb 22, Joy Baker rated it really liked it.

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She wanted to be her own woman. In she received one of the prestigious Women of the Year awards.

Either way, I find myself thinking about her and wondering what happened. When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen to be her husband. Her sisters all had arranged marriages, some as young as 15, being physically and psychologically abused.

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Brought up in a sagnhera Sikh community in Derby, Sanghera watched as her four older sisters were taken to India, one by one, to wed men they had never met, each becoming trapped in a violent marriage. Pride of Britain Awards. But I am glad th I wanted to sympathise and feel sorry for the author.

I am also not saying that her parents were perfect. Our Authors See all Authors. The Second World War: 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. Please also visit her charity’s website to find out more about how you can help to raise awareness, or even just so that you can help somebody else to escape a situation they feel they’re trapped in. So far there has only been one imprisonment.

Sorry but I am not a fan of her actions. 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.

A victim of a forced marriage herself, she tells her story and those of other British victims in her novel “Shame”, published by Hodd Jasvinder Sanghera is an activist and advocate for women’s rights who was born in Derby. For people suffering from any honour based abuses, this book could be the wake-up call. I wanted to sympathise and feel sorry for the author. When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly.


Get in touch with Jasvinder If you would like to get in touch with Jasvinder, you can do so here. No trivia or quizzes yet. Very thought provoking read about how the author escaped from her family who were going to force her into marriage.

Not a bad book. To say you will read it with your heart in your mouth is an understatement. Jasvinder was made sangherw Honorary Doctor of the University of Derby in By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set.

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It informed me of things I did not realize were going on in countries like the US or UK – This took place in the UK – arranged marriages for 16 year old girls – to men they have never met, from middle eastern countries. If you have to die in that marriage, you die. But I am glad that at the end, she decided to use her experiences in a positive manner by setting up the shelter Download Image Download Image. To them, she was dead. Create An Account Why Join? Close cookie policy overlay.