When she was a little girl, Jasvinder Sanghera's father told her about the village he came from, Kang Sabhu in rural Punjab. One day, he promised to take her there so she could meet her half-sister, Bachanu, who had stayed behind. But at the age of sixteen - as she so vividly related in her bestseller Shame - Jasvinder ran away from home to escape a forced marriage. Her parents disowned her. 'Shame travels...' her father told her. Although her mother took all her other daughters to meet the extended family in the Punjab, Jasvinder was never allowed to go. With her own daughter about to marry, Jasvinder decides to challenge thirty years of rejection by going to India herself. She wants to explore her roots and to see for herself the place her parents called home until the day they died. What Jasvinder finds in India and what she learns changes the way she sees the world, and has important lessons for all of us. SHAME TRAVELS is not only a gripping and revealing quest, but also an inspirational journey of the heart.
The woman who has done more than anyone to expose the plight of women in forced marriages tells their harrowing and moving stories. 'I listen to those stories - told by women who have been drugged, beaten, imprisoned, raped and terrorised within the walls of the homes they grew up in. I listen and I am humbled by their resilience.' Jasvinder Sanghera knows what it means to flee from your family under threat of forced marriage - and to face the terrible consequences that follow. As a young girl that was just what she had to do. Jasvinder is now at the frontline of the battle to save women from the honour-based violence and threat of forced marriage that destroyed her own youth.DAUGHTERS OF SHAMEreveals 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. By turns frightening, enthralling and uplifting, DAUGHTERS OF SHAME reveals Jasvinder as a woman heedless of her own personal safety as she fights to help these women, in a world where the suffering and abuse of many is challenged by the courage of the few.
The Sunday Times top ten bestselling story of one girl's choice between family honour and personal happiness, from the publishers of UGLY. When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen to be her husband. She was terrified. 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. 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. Jasvinder's story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour - and, finally, triumph over adversity.
Jasvinder Sanghera's Top 10 bestseller SHAME ('A success story to inspire anyone' Time Magazine) brought the issue of forced marriage into the public eye; DAUGHTERS OF SHAME is the gripping account of her on-going campaign against domestic violence and honour-based crime told through the voices of some of the victims; and SHAME TRAVELS the moving tale of Jasvinder's journey to India in search of her half-sister.
Un jour, alors qu´elle a 14 ans, on montre à Jasvinder la photo de l´homme qui va devenir son mari. La jeune fille est terrifiée. Elle connait le drame des mariages arrangés, la torture que ses soeurs aînées ont subie avec des hommes violents et cruels. Jasvinder décide donc de braver sa famille et sa communauté : elle s´enfuit de la maison. Ses parents la désavouent, refusant de la revoir et la laissant dans la rue, dans le dénuement total. A force de courage et de persévérance, la jeune fille parvient à briser le cercle de la fatalité et à échapper à un monde injuste où l´honneur de la famille compte plus que tout. Parfois même plus que la vie d´une fillette. L´histoire vraie d´une femme qui a osé briser la loi du silence.