In Custody

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In Custody
This is the story of the hundreds of women inmates lodged in Tihar Jail, Delhi, the largest prison in Southeast Asia. Over the years, the jail has earned itself the reputation of being one of the leading reformist prisons in this part of the world, though the author and photographer learn that this does not take away the pain and desolation of a life in confinement. They visited the women at Tihar several times over a period of one year, interacting with them at various levels and eventually winning their confidence, trust and friendship. Candid photographs capture the lives of these inmates, telling the story of hope in despair. Rather than sympathizing with their cases or praising prison authorities'efforts, this book is about the women, their individual and collective strength and the spirit of survival they continue to display even in their darkest hours.
About the Author
Amba Batra Bakshi was born in New Delhi in 1980 and did her schooling from Modern School, Delhi, and Lawrence School, Sanawar. She graduated in journalism from Lady Shri Ram College, and went on to do her masters at City University, UK, and in 2007, pursued advance narrative non-fiction writing at Harvard. She has been a news reporter since 2000 and has worked with the Indian Express, Asian Age and Guardian. In 2004, she received an award from the Press Institute of India for a series of stories on the lack of night shelters in the winter, for homeless women in the capital. She currently lives in New Delhi with her husband and eight-month-old son.
TitleIn Custody
PublisherRoli Books Pvt. Ltd.
Publication Year2009
Total No. of Pages96
Weight0.45 KGS
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  • Language: English
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