Biography[ edit ] Jasvinder Sanghera was born and brought up in Derby , England, to a Sikh family that had emigrated from India. As a teenager, she refused a forced marriage and ran away from home. Her sister Robina suffered an abusive marriage culminating in her suicide by setting herself on fire. In , Sanghera founded Karma Nirvana, a charity that supports people affected by abuse and forced marriages.
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Sep 18, Anna rated it really liked it I read this book years ago, but still remember it, it made me cry God Bless Jasvinder Sanghera and wouman like her Aug 03, Catharine rated it it was amazing Very thought provoking read about how the author escaped from her family who were going to force her into marriage.
After hearing her speak about her life and experiences, I just felt I had to read it. She set up a charity Karma Nirvana to help Asian women to escape from their families and honour crimes. With her help forced marriage is now a criminal offence in this country.
A must read book for all women and those in authority. Feb 22, Joy Baker rated it really liked it A really good insight into the lives of the Asian community in the UK, a difficult read at times, but well worth the effort. Oct 06, Vrushti Mehta rated it it was amazing When a girl at fourteen is forced to marry against her wish to study.
She runs away with her boyfriend from her home to the disappoitment of her family who live in Derby but are Indians. Struggled to set up a new life, Jassey started earning few by all means and when everything goes fine she divorces him.
This is a story of a girl who has suffered a lot and achieved her goals which will inspire many women to stand for themselves.