Black and Blue Sari (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
314
Utgivningsdatum
2018-06-21
Förlag
Lotus Speaking and Writing
Illustrationer
Illustrations, black and white
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
35:B&W 5.25 x 8 in or 203 x 133mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780981386904
Black and Blue Sari (häftad)

Black and Blue Sari

The true story of a woman surviving and overcoming years of abuse, torture and fear in her marriage

Häftad Engelska, 2018-06-21
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Bloodshed. Confinement. Forced submission. Torture. Rape. Did these atrocities occur in a medieval prison? In a World War Two concentration camp? Was the victim a helpless prisoner of war? No, this suffering and conflict did not take place on a battlefield. For Kamal Dhillon, the battlefield was her home, and the enemy was lying in bed beside her.

Black and Blue Sari is the riveting autobiography of a young girl, traditionally raised in India and married at the age of 18 in Vancouver, Canada. What followed was years of severe and sadistic abuse at the hands of her husband, in both India and Canada. The abuse included beatings, sexual torture, being tied up for long periods of time, being doused with kerosene (and then being given the matches), being hanged, and even being forced to jump into an ocean.  

Through it all, Kamal hung on to life because of her four precious children and her dream of what could be.  When the sadistic abuse was most severe, fantasizing about a better future became her coping mechanism. Seizing her last chance to escape, she left her husband's family home in India, but without her children. In the midst of her flight, a stranger at an airport heard her cries of despair and shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with her. Entering a personal relationship with Jesus was the first step in a challenging journey that eventually led to Kamal getting her children back, while still experiencing stalking and harassment from her husband. In the end, forgiveness freed her from the despair and fear of the past. 

This true story is a testament of a young girl's desire to survive and to not let an abusive husband and his family destroy her. This book is an encouragement for those in the terrible grip of abuse to not give up and to get help. It is also an inspiration for others to not ignore the evil of abuse but to let God work through them to free those suffering such terrible bondage. 
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“from the fairy-tale dreams of a young girl, kamal’s life took a harrowing turn to torment and abuse. throughout her ordeal, her innocence, her spirit and her children sustained her until fate released her from her pain. kamal’s story is compelling tribute to the power of hope and the resilience of the human spirit.”

- Robert Fox, Executive Director, Oxfam Canada



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Married at 18 into an influential and wealthy family, Kamal thought she was going to be a princess. Instead, she was subjected to daily abuse which later turned into torture. For over 12 years, her husband routinely beat her, taunted her, assaulted her, breaking several bones, and made her his slave. What was meant to silence her instead gave her a voice, as she has become an outspoken advocate on violence. She shares her story across Canada and the US on what it is like to be a victim and a survivor while keeping the family's honor intact. She helps train law enforcement professionals, mental and medical health care providers and other front line workers. She is an award winning speaker and an author on the topic of domestic violence. Kamal has been the recipient of several awards:

- British Columbia Medal of Good Citizenship Award 2016
- British Columbia Achievements Award 2016
- Woman of the Year Award 2013
- YWCA Woman of Distinction Award 2013
- Courage to Come Back Award 2012
- Community Leader Award 2012
- Certificate of Merit 1995

Kamal is a mother of four grown children and a grandmother of four young children. She has been described as an individual with the powerhouse ability to encourage men, women and young adults. She continues to be a voice for the voiceless.

Innehållsförteckning

preface

introduction

1. mischievous years

2. a new country

3. an intriguing visit

4. the wedding

5. a rude awakening

6. pregnancy and policemen

7. hannah

8. tony

9. bread and blood

10. mental problems

11. deception in a foreign land

12. unhappy return

13. manpreet

14. a horror chamber of our own

15. prison conditions

16. satveer

17. the torment continues

18. a short vacation

19. return to the city

20. the people i loved the most

21. a depressed and deprived woman

22. the beginning of a journey

23. a new home

24. friends who did not give up

25. please complete my family

26. difficult adjustments

27. custody battles

28. closure

29. aftermath

30. abuse must end

31. princess

32. forgiveness

afterword

from the children