Journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan tells the story of Sampat Pal, a poor illiterate girl who was married at the age of 12 and went on to lead a brigade of women in India who stand up to corrupt police and gangsters. They defend victims of abuse, in some cases even beating abusive husbands with sticks. One week after four men were sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, we talk to Fontanella-Khan about her book “Pink Sari Revolution,” and with other panelists about how women in India are embracing a new age of empowerment.
Amana Fontanella-Khan, author of "Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India," contributor to Slate, the Daily Beast and former contributing editor to Vogue India
Sonia Faleiro, author of "Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars"
Sunita Sohrabji, staff reporter for India West, a weekly newspaper published in San Leandro for Indian-Americans
Julie McCarthy, NPR correspondent based in New Dehli, India