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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Jasvinder Sanghera

It is not part of any tradition or culture” it read. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It gives me hope that there are people like the author of this book who are willing to write their experiences with such passion and clarity. Shame is a true story of Jasvinder Sanghera and her life. Or, abused by your own relatives. Recommended to Jeannie by: And because there was no one with whom to share the Asian food, the saris, the music — it was painful.

I hope she is OK. When she was fourteen, Jasvinder Sanghera was shown a photo of the man chosen to be her husband. To say you will read it with your heart in your mouth is an understatement.

Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera

Open Preview See a Problem? Jasvinder’s story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour – and, finally, triumph over adversity. It makes me want to help her with her Karma Nirvana project, what a wonderful resource she is providing. This book focuses on the need to support those for whom these cultural traditions are not welcome and are forced upon them by family members, friends, and the wider community.

Jasvinder’s story is one of terrible oppression, a harrowing struggle against a punitive code of honour – and, finally, triumph over adversity. Well done, you should be very proud of your achievements. I appreciate the way of her writing style th I finished reading this book without sleeping whole night and a day. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.


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. However, on 15 Novemberon a vote on the floor of the House of Lords, the recommendation of the Committee that Lord Lester be suspended from membership of the House of Lords was not accepted.

She is talking about the nurses. The practices vary but they have more in common than I would have guessed. Luckily there’s Karma Nirvana now – the foundation founded by Jasvinder Sanghera herself to help the abused women. When the Music’s Over Peter Robinson. Praise for Daughters of Shame.

This is a pretty good book. But I am glad that at the end, she decided to use her experiences in a positive manner by setting up the shelter She was born in England but lives in California now. I would have walked away from that hell and never looked back. Retrieved 17 November She speaks to […].

A survivor of a jasvincer marriage, sangherw is the founder of Karma Nirvana, a national award winning charity that supports both men and women affected by honour based abuse and forced marriages. Jasvinder has brought the issue of forced marriage into the public eye and helped the Forced Marriage bill go through Parliament. Apr 05, Shauna rated it really liked it. 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.


At the end of the book I was glad to finally been able to agree with her. This book pissed me off. Secondo me shzme insegnare ad aprirsi alle altre culture e contemporaneamente a lottare contro quanto uccide una persona dentro e fuori.

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Jasvinder saw it all to much in her everyday life, abuse, murder in the name of honour, and families turning their backs on one another just to save face. Jasvinder’s story is so unbelievable to me, that I couldn’t stop reading it. These people are happy with the arrangement and they are in marriages that they want to be in.

Her family disowned her and her community despised her. I urge you to pick up a copy and give it a read.

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Retrieved 5 April But for some women, and even for some men, this is a harsh reality and it needs to be talked about. This incident brings a strom to Jasvinder’s life and she starts a community based project that supports South Asian Women affected by Domestic Violence. If you can’t bring yourself jssvinder read it or you’re simply sanghefa sure, at the very least I urge you to watch Jasvinder’s TED talk which was simply inspiring. Sanghera’s campaign to expose the rapes, domestic violence, and even honour killings and suicides that can result from forced marriages has garnered political success, while her autobiography, Shamecatapulted the issue into the media spotlight.