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After I was Raped

 

 | Book Awards 2022 | English Non-fiction

After I was Raped

'Terrific ... read it' SOHAILA ABDULALI

Full Title: After I Was Raped: The Untold Lives of Five Rape Survivors

Author: Urmi Bhattacheryya
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Award Category: English Non-fiction
About the Book: 

What happens after rape?

As the world moves on after expressing outrage, what happens to the survivors who are left to fend for themselves in an apathetic society and a nonchalant judicial system?

In After I Was Raped, we meet five individuals: a four-year-old girl, two Dalit women, an eight-month-old infant and a young professional. Through extensive interviews with them and their families and communities at large, Urmi Bhattacheryya reveals the stories of these survivors of sexual violence, as they recount how their lives and relationships have changed in the aftermath of assault. Shamed, ostracized and weighed down by guilt and depression, they continue to brave the most challenging realities.

At a time when only high-profile, sensationalized cases of sexual violence provoke a public reaction and many stories go unheard, Bhattacheryya’s sensitive portrayal of the lives of these little-known survivors raises difficult but important questions about our convenient collective amnesia.


About the Author: 

Urmi Bhattacherrya is a journalist working as a Gender Editor at The Quint. She writes, reads and speaks about gender and women’s rights every chance she gets. Before her career in journalism, she also worked for a brief period of time in publishing.


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