Results 1 – 16 of 16 Circle of Light by Kiranjit Ahluwalia and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Get this from a library! Circle of light: the autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia. [ Kiranjit Ahluwalia; Rahila Gupta]. Kiranjit Ahluwalia (born ) is an Indian woman who came to international attention after commitment” in helping to bring to light the subject of domestic violence. She wrote an autobiography with co-author Rahila Gupta, Circle of Light.

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Ramon Charves rated it really liked it Aug 21, Citations are based on reference standards. Don’t have an account? Jlawton added it May 22, English View all editions and formats Summary:. She is ultimately freed by the judicial system in a landmark case called R v Ahluwaliaredefining provocation [ wp ] in cases of battered women in the UK.

The women trapped in such situations need help and attention of all kind of people. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. No eBook available Amazon. She had in after years of domestic violence overwhelmed and burned her husband with napalm during he was asleep.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Please verify that you are not a robot. Nish Misra rated it it was kirwnjit Feb 12, Born into a well-off family in India, Kiranjit Ahluwalia came to England in to be married to a man she hardly knew.

Teenu is currently reading it Oct 18, Hughes rated it really liked it Dec 10, In addition, it was brought to light that they are suffering from a severe depression when she lashed back at her husband, who had changed her new lawyer argued their decision-making ability at the time.


Vithiya Rasasooria marked it as to-read Dec 17, Marital violence — Great Britain. Kiranjit’s conviction was overturned on appeal in on grounds of insufficient counsel—Kiranjit had not been aware that she could plead guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Preview this item Preview this item. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Kiranjit, who could only speak broken English at the time, was arrested and ultimately charged with murder.

A women’s organization helped her to stylize it as an icon against domestic violence. Please enter your name. She later accused him of trying to break her ankles and burn her face with a hot iron, apparently trying to extort money from her extended family. The story was fictionalised in the film Provokedwhich was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Mauli marked it as to-read Oct 25, Finding libraries that hold this item Kiranjit was born into a Sikh [ wp ] family from Chakkalal in Indian Punjab [ wp ].

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Circle of Light: The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia

Kiranjit was convicted of murder in December In addition, it was brought to light that she was suffering from severe depression when she lashed back at her husband, which her new counsel argued had altered her decision-making abilities at the time.

For the first time she was safe from beatings and abuse, and was able to make friends with other women – including Sara Thornton, ahlkwalia imprisoned for an offence similar to her own. Rohit Katyal marked it as to-read Feb 08, Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. She poured it over the bed and set it alight, and ran into a garden with her three-year-old son.


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Preview — Ahlualia of Light by Kiranjit Ahluwalia. Isolated by a society in which wife-beating was regarded as a normal part of life, Kiranjit, in desperation, killed the man who had tortured her for so long. Her case eventually came to the attention of the Southall Black Sisters who pressed for a mistrial.

Kiranjit was honored in at the first Asian Women Awards in recognition of her “strength, personal achievements, determination and commitment” in cirxle to bring to light the subject of domestic violence.

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Kiranjit AhluwaliaRahila Gupta. Divya Aggarwal marked circl as to-read Sep 02, Abused wives — Great Britain — Biography. Advanced Search Find a Library. Kiranjit Ahluwalia ; Rahila Gupta Find more information about: Your rating has been recorded.

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