Gulabi Gang: A Women Revolution in its true sense!


Even the absolute weakest members of society can manage life with extraordinary acts of will, luck and some recklessness to fight back. The person who best teaches that lesson is Sampat Pal, who was married off at the age of 12, bore the first of her five children at 15 and is essentially illiterate. Despite all this, she has not only empowered herself but thousands of women just like her. Sampat Pal Devi, the 54-year-old self-proclaimed ‘commander-in-chief’ of the Gulabi Gang, a group of vigilante women that operate out of Uttar Pradesh’s notorious Badlands of Bundelkhand, has been variously lauded as an activist, a feminist, and a pioneer of sorts.


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