My name is Sunny Hundal. I spend a lot of time writing about current affairs.
Former editor of UK's most popular centre-left political blog Liberal Conspiracy
Contribute to the Guardian (my articles
) and Al-Jazeera (articles
Have also written for the New Statesman
, The Times, Independent, Metro and Financial Times.
Journalist-in-residence and lecturer at Kingston University
Regularly contribute to the BBC, Sky News, LBC radio and other broadcasters, on current affairs.
On the board of directors of the conflict resolution charity Aik Saath
Made a radio documentary for BBC Asian Network
on brides new to the UK, who face domestic abuse.
Contact me via Twitter
, where I publish news and opinion, or email me: sunny(at)liberalconspiracy(dot)org
Published by Guardian Books, on 16th May 2013.
Only available as an e-book, not print.
When the gang-rape and subsequent death of a student in New Delhi shocked not just India but the world, thousands of women and men came out to protest. But their anger was not just about that
incident but a wider problem in the world's biggest democracy.
This e-book tells the story of why violence against women in India is increasing, and how it's set to get worse - affecting every facet of Indian society.
Approximately 60 million women are 'missing' in India, according to the 2011 Census. This is not only a genocide but a sign of worse problems to come. This e-book will open your eyes to a part of India most people barely recognise.
Read Chapter one. Read Chapter Two.
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Only available as an e-book not
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or through the Kindle app.
Kindle: Amazon.co.uk (£1.99)
---- Amazon.com (USA) ($3.01)
REVIEWS / RECOMMENDED BY (in personal capacity)
5-star reviews by readers on Amazon.com
// 4.5-stars on Amazon.co.uk
» Rated 4.5 out of 5 by people on GoodReads
» Nina Saini, PR and marketing consultant
"Insightful and interesting, 'India Dishonoured' is the new must read book by Sunny Hundal"
» Taran Bassi
'Once a woman's body has become a symbol of honour...it becomes a target.' @sunny_hundal
can't stop reading your new book.'
» Doug Saunders, International-Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail
"This short ebook by Sunny Hundal on India's "war on women" is really crucial reading, with practical solutions"
» Kirsty Gogan, communications director
"India Dishonoured maintains a calm, steady tone without resorting to shock tactics or glorification of violence to make the point. It's well-sourced, well argued and will empower readers to join the urgent call for action."
» Indrani Mitra
"Altho I am aware of shocking issues with women in India it really opened my eyes! Important read. Well done!"
» Eve Massacre
"This book was the reason for me to finally give in and install Kindle on my phone. Excellent piece!"
Wall Street Journal - Short interview
BBC Asian Network - discussion with Nihal
BBC London - interview by Sunny&Shay show
Sunrise Radio interview
BBC local radio
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How did this come about?
In early January 2013 I wrote an article for the Guardian
on the Delhi gang-rape. I was subsequently approached by Guardian Books to write this mini-book, which would be published in association with Amazon.co.uk. I would have been a fool to reject the offer.
Do I need a Kindle to read it?
No, you can read it on an iPad or an iPhone or other smart tablets too. Search for it on the free iBooks or the Kindle app on your device - and get the book through that.
Does the book blame Hinduism for everything?
No, it doesn't. One part of the book looks at how religion plays a part in perpetuating fixed ideas about how women should behave. I also point out that this is contradicted (in Hinduism) by other strong female figures, and by people re-interpreting those religious texts. But the book does not blame Hinduism.
Yes, I want to thank my editor Nick Sidwell for approaching me with the idea and helping me shape it, and my friends Shreeta Shah and JC Piech
for proof-reading help and lots of great advice.