The true story of one girl who said "no" to tradition, and the effect it had upon a nation In a remote village in Bengal, 11-year-old Rekha and her large family lived by rolling handmade cigarettes. She frequently observed the abrupt departure of her friends to go live with their mothers-in-law, where they were often treated like slaves. In spite of her youth, Rekha was aware of the harm done to these little girls. When, in their turn, her parents found a husband for her, a man she didn't know, she flew into a blinding ...

The Strength to Say No 2015, Peter Owen Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9780720617924