DiscoverThe Dead Ladies ShowPodcast #70: Phoolan Devi
Podcast #70: Phoolan Devi

Podcast #70: Phoolan Devi

Update: 2024-04-11
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*** NOTE: This episode’s Dead Lady had a very challenging existence, particularly when she was younger, and her story is marked by multiple incidents of violence and sexual abuse. Please use caution when listening ***





In this episode, we join forces with the Ms Informed podcast to bring you the story of Phoolan Devi.





Known as India’s “Bandit Queen,” Phoolan Devi overcame a life of poverty, illiteracy, and abuse, first as a child bride, and later enduring after being kidnapped by bandits and rising to lead the gang. She eventually became a politician, campaigning for women’s causes and the poor. Even today, Phoolan is a symbol for the anger, vengeance and injustice against women in India, as well as an inspiration for the lower classes.





Madhvi Ramani and Rina Grob told her story at a recent live DLS show in Berlin. You can read the transcript here.





DLS co-founder Katy Derbyshire joins host/producer Susan Stone to introduce this episode.





Discover the Ms Informed podcast wherever you like to listen, and here. As mentioned, Katy and Susan have done an interview with them which will appear on Ms Informed Episode 165. You can also follow them on Instagram.





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Also available on SpotifyApple PodcastsRadioPublicPocket CastsStitcherGoogle Podcasts, and Acast. You can download the transcript, created by Susan, here.





Show notes:









<figure class="aligncenter size-large"><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">Phoolan Devi in February 1995</figcaption></figure>



<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">Making dung cakes</figcaption></figure>



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<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">Phoolan’s cousin</figcaption></figure>



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Podcast #70: Phoolan Devi

Podcast #70: Phoolan Devi

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