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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Stephanie marked it as to-read Dec 29, Neezafaqoth rated ahludalia it was amazing Dec 09, The story was fictionalised in the film Provokedwhich was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. You may have already requested this item. Bharti marked it as to-read Jan 05, Kiranjit Ahluwalia ; Rahila Gupta. For the first time she was safe from beatings and abuse, and was able to make friends with other women – including Sara Thornton, still imprisoned for an offence similar to her own.
Kiranjit’s 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. Although her submission of provocation failed under R v Duffy the loss of control needed to be sudden,  which this was notshe successfully pleaded the partial defence of diminished responsibility under s.
Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep iiranjit favorite library private. Her case, known in British legal textbooks as R v Ahluwaliachanged the definition of the word “provocation” in cases of battered women, so as to reclassify her crime as manslaughter instead of murder and in the same year as her appeal, lead to the freeing of Emma Humphreys and Sarah Thornton.
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Circle of light : the autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia
Jun 05, Aditee rated it liked it. She later accused him of trying to break her ankles and burn her face with a hot iron, apparently trying to extort money from her extended family. Born into a well-off family in India, Kiranjit Ahluwalia came to England in to be married to a man she hardly knew.
Preview — Circle of Light by Kiranjit Ahluwalia. Finding libraries that hold this item The E-mail Address es field is required. The next ten years were to be a nightmare of almost daily, physical, mental and sexual violence at the hands of her husband. Ahluwalia was the first winner in with the Asian Women Awards honored in recognition of her “strength, personal power, determination and commitment”  for their support on the topic of domestic violence.
Circle of Light: The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia
Hardcover1 page. Preview this item Preview this item. Farzane rated it really liked it Jan 29, Venkat marked it as to-read Jan 25, When Kiranjit looked to her family for help, they reprimanded her, saying it was a matter of family honor that she remain with her husband. Kanimozhi Govindswamy rated it it was amazing Dec 20, My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Kiranjit, who could only speak broken English at the time, was arrested and ultimately charged with murder. Write a review Rate this item: Born into a privileged family in India, Kiranjit Ahluwalia came to England in to be married to a man she had met only once.
CIRCLE OF LIGHT The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia – Ahluwalia (Kiranjit) & Gupta (Rahila)
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Please verify that you are not a robot. Oight rated it liked it Apr 10, 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. The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia https: Santhia Avp marked it as to-read Oct 24, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation. The film Provoked is a fictionalised account of Ahluwalia’s life.
Retrieved 5 January Gita Sahgal made a film called Unprovoked for the British television investigative documentary programme Dispatches on the subject of Kiranjit’s experience. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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