October 1, 2020

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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Without giving away too much I’d like to say it was a poignant tale with a bittersweet ending. 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.

Could not put this book down!!! If you have any further questions on the matter, or if you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this review, I urge you to visit the Karma Nirvana website and seek their help. I know many people who have partaken in arranged marriages as part of their cultural heritage. Log In Members Login. Unsurprisingly, she has a complicated relationship with the Indian heritage and community that defined her childhood.

Jasvinder tells of how she set up her charity, Karma Nirvana, to help women like her: Thanks for telling us about the problem. More books by Jasvinder Sanghera. As a trainee teacher, we had the opportunity to listen to a speech by Jasvinder Sanghera – founder and CEO of the charity Karma Nirvana.

She seems very selfish and very quick to cheat but on the other hand, it is brave of her that she admitted to all of this. Just finished the book, was easy to read, uncomfortable truths about very solid cultures.


Sanghera’s anonymity was preserved during the investigation and the reports were redacted on publication.

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.

The fluency with which she reels off statistics hints at the thousands of lectures and talks she has given. Those survivors who are strong enough, she encourages to follow her lead and tell their own stories, as a counter to the ostracism and silence they face in their communities, either as volunteers on the charity’s helpline or at sangera talks.

While the author does start a center for women that are dealing with abusive relationships and families from hell, she continues to stay in a bad relationship so as not to continue to “Shame” her family. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set.

Summer is a dangerous time for those at risk of forced marriage

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. By showing readers the realities faced by some female members of the human sanghers it evokes deep thought provoking feelings and opens ones eyes making it an important book of our time reminding us that cultural acceptance does not mean accepting things which are utterly unacceptable.

This story is on that will stay with me. As a young girl that was just what she had to do. She is an amazing woman, sangbera a strong role model for young Indian women. This is a must read and an eye-opener for all of us, free women, who sometimes forget to count our blessings.


Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera. Recommended to Jeannie by: This book, for me, is almost like the final journey. Sanghera admits this is a risk, but she is adamant it is the fault of the people who don’t oppose “honour violence” strongly enough. I figured I sjame their cultures rather well: She was born in England but lives in California now.

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The or more calls a month to Karma Nirvana and the survivors of forced marriage rescued and repatriated by the Foreign Office’s Forced Marriage Unit every year is just “the tip of the iceberg”, she says.

In the Guardian listed Jasvinder amongst the top inspirational women in the world. Praise for Daughters of Shame. 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 ajsvinder life itself.

Her self determination, bravery and her will to lead an normal life is wonderful. Had I made that same mistake of thinking that arranged marriages and forced marriages were the same thing? These people are happy with the arrangement and they are in marriages that they want to be in.

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