13 Men

Sonia Faleiro February 04, 2019

13 Men Sonia Faleiro When 20 year old Baby returns from Delhi to West Bengal to care for her ailing mother, the people in her village shun her Her accent is cosmopolitan, her clothes are too revealing, and she behaves like she has money now, whisper her fellow Santhals, members of one of India s most insular and historically persecuted tribes But when Baby falls in love with Khaleque, an oWhen 20 year old Baby returns from Delhi to West Bengal to care for her ailing mother, the people in her village shun her Her accent is cosmopolitan, her clothes are too revealing, and she behaves like she has money now, whisper her fellow Santhals, members of one of India s most insular and historically persecuted tribes But when Baby falls in love with Khaleque, an outsider and a Muslim, rural gossip explodes into shocking violence, and Baby faces a moment beyond anyone s worst fears Brutally gang raped by 13 villagers as punishment for loving the wrong man, Baby has nowhere to turn Her neighbours deny that the crime happened, and Santhal activists, hardened from centuries of repression, rush to her attackers defence With her story suddenly on front pages across India, Baby s search for justice comes into terrible conflict with the fate of her people, sparking a tense fight over the tribal right to self govern in the world s largest democracy.With 13 Men, journalist Sonia Faleiro, author of the bestseller Beautiful Thing Inside The Secret World of Bombay s Dance Bars, has written a 21st century, international heir to In Cold Blood at once a shocking reconstruction of how an isolated village took brutal revenge on one of its own, and a hard look at the scourge of rape in India Despite a string of high profile crimes igniting a national conversation in India about violence against women, reports of rape enrage the public and are then forgotten Just as Baby s case slipped out of the news, Faleiro travelled to West Bengal, where she conducted dozens of interviews with villagers, politicians, lawyers, activists, and the victim herself Elegantly written and fearlessly reported, 13 Men investigates one of India s most shocking crimes, taking readers deep into one besieged tribal community in a heart wrenching, moment by moment account of the crime and its aftermath.

13 Men Sonia Faleiro

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