A remarkable work of investigative reporting and non-fiction writing in the tradition of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood.Journalist Pinki Virani recreates the real-life tragedy of Aruna's Stories Shanbaug, who was attacked with a dog chain and brutally raped in the very hospital where she was a nurse, and abandoned by her family thereafter.Brain-dead for sight, speech and movement, yet hopelessly alive to pain, hunger and terror, she now lies, barely alive, in the hospital where she once treated patients back to health. Virani's investigations also unearthed the crowning tragedy: while Aruna has been in coma for over twenty-five years, her rapist, a sweeper in the hospital, walked a free man after a mere seven years in prison for robbery and attempt to murder.Vivid and gut-wrenching, this is a book that will haunt the reader long after the final page has been turned.
Penguin Random House India
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Bombay-born Pinki Virani, 42, a journalist for nineteen years, has risen from correspondent to editor. She has reported extensively on race relations from Britain and the politics of communalism from all over India. Pinki Virani holds a Masters in Journalism.
Pinki Virani's other best-selling books are 'Aruna's Story' and 'Bitter Chocolate: Child Sexual Abuse in India', both firsts of their kind in the country.