Aruna's Story

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 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, yA 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 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 Pinki Virani has narrated Aruna s brutalization through meticulous and persistent research The structure of the book is notable in the way it resists sensationalism The Telegraph Virani s book is researched, thought provoking, sharp It is both sad and angry, scathing and restrained Pioneer her storytelling skil
Aruna s Story 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 Shanbaug who wa

  • Title: Aruna's Story
  • Author: Pinki Virani
  • ISBN: 9780140277623
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Aruna's Story”

    1. a spine chilling incident narrated with such detail , it makes your blood bubble and leaves a scathing impression behind with you. Vivid and heart wrenching, an extremely sharp and thought provoking book.

    2. this book is must be read by everyone. the story of Aruna tought us many thingsthat story frame a question that are womens are sequre on thier work places?????

    3. Had read this book some years ago and I still remember the anger and utter disgust, I felt after reading this book, at the treatment meted out to this woman. Pinki Virani is a journalist who has seen, first hand, the miserable life that Aruna has lived for almost four decades. Sometimes, writers tend to spice up the real life events in their books to make the story more interesting to the readers. But Pinki Virani has been brutally honest. After reading the book, I myself was firmly determined t [...]

    4. A truly remarkable book about survival of the human spirit. A true story of Aruna Shaunbaug, a nurse, who was attacked viciously with a dog chain and brutally raped by a sweeper working in the same hospital. Brain-dead for sight, speech and movement, yet alive to pain, hunger and terror, left to die by her family members. She has since been in this state for 37 years, taken care of by the doctors and nurses in the hospital. Her lawyer's plea for euthanasia was rejected. She is an example of how [...]

    5. I read this book long time back. I had heard about this person from my mother and from a doctor friend. I have also heard that she is still there locked up in one room. I picked this book many years ago because the funds from the sale of this book were being given for her welfare. The book is a piece of investigative journalism and is well written. Some of the chapters seem a little melodrmatic. Read it if you like to read on investigative journalism related topics.

    6. The True Account of a Rape and its Aftermath.This is the one about Aruna Shanbhag, a nurse at the KEM hospital in Bombay, and the story of how things just got left to wither away and die - evidence, family support, sympathy, even Aruna.spine-chilling and disgusting and shameful with more and more truths that surface as I am reading.

    7. I do not know if this book needs to be rated. Rated for what? This is based on a real life story. The incidents are very depressing and disturbing. It is heart wrenching. It made me obnoxious. It made me angry. It made me cry. It haunted me for several months and I hated mankind. The gore truth about rape victims. I doubt any person could read this book in a single sitting. Aruna's story is truly sad and can't believe she had to suffer her remaining life silently. These are the things that make [...]

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