Rahila Gupta

Provoked ( earlier edition published as Circle of Light)


This book was co-written with Kiranjit Ahluwalia. It is the true lifestory of Kiranjit, an Indian woman living in England, who suffered many years of intense physical, mental and sexual abuse at the hands of her brutal husband. In a bid for self-preservation, Kiran thought she would set fire to his feet so that he could never run after her again.  But that act of survival went horribly out of control and Kiran ended up with a life sentence for murder. Southall Black Sisters come to the rescue and managed to get Kiran released on appeal after only three years in prison in what became a landmark case for abused women who kill their abusers.   Kiran’s story is harrowing and shocking, but ultimately triumphant. It is a story of survival and hope in the face of almost insurmountable odds.

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