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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Personal tools Log in. Dana rated it really liked it Oct 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Kari added it Aug 02, Mauli marked it as to-read Oct 25, She claimed it was in response to ten years of physicalpsychologicaland sexual abuse.

Nura marked it as to-read Feb 09, Home About Help Search. Kiranjit, who could only speak broken English at the time, was livht and ultimately charged with murder. Initially sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, the sentence was later revised and replaced with manslaughter.

Retrieved 27 November She poured it over the bed and set it alight, and ran into a garden with her three-year-old son. Kiranjit’s case helped raise awareness of domestic violence in families of non-English speaking immigrants to Western countries, as well as changing the laws for domestic abuse victims in the United Kingdom. Geeta marked it as to-read Dec 18, Nafisa rated it really liked it Jun 15, Circls 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.


CIRCLE OF LIGHT The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia – Ahluwalia (Kiranjit) & Gupta (Rahila)

There was no one she could turn to for help and support, as domestic violence is virtually a taboo subject for many Asians in Britain, and family honour – ‘izzat’ – is the supreme consideration. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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CIRCLE OF LIGHT The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia

Kiranjit Ahluwalia born is an Indian woman who came to international attention after burning her husband to death in in the UK. Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation.

She wrote an autobiography Circle Of Light with co-author Rahila Guptaas an activist in the Southall Black Sisters [ wp ] instrumental in presentation her as a victim. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Circle of Light: The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia

Troy added it Sep 07, 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.


The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia https: She had in after years of domestic violence overwhelmed and burned her husband with napalm during he was asleep. Ahluwqlia counsel did not make any claims about the violence she later claimed she had endured, while the prosecution suggested that Kiranjit was motivated by jealousy due to od husband’s repeated affairs.

A women’s organization helped her to stylize it as an icon against domestic violence.

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