Jasvinder Sanghera is the co-founder of Karma Nirvana, a community based project that supports South Asian women affected by domestic violence and honour-based crimes. She was born and brought up in Derby, UK. Her memoir SHAME was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller and in 2007 she received one of the prestigious Women of the Year awards for her work. In 2008, in recognition of her work in raising public awareness of the issues of forced marriage and honour based violence, Jasvinder was made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Derby.
A stark and harrowing reminder that shocking injustices can occur behind even the most middle-class facades - Marie ClaireAcclaim for SHAME: 'She tells her story with the pace and vivid turn of phrase of a true writer . . . SHAME is an inspiring book, not least because of its honesty.' - The Sunday Times'A vivid, honest and deeply moving narrative of despair, courage and hope.' - Lord Lester speaking in Parliamentary debateThe glossy cover doesn't prepare you for the impact this book has on its reader . . . It gives me hope that there are people like the author of this book who are willing to write their experiences with such passion and clarity. A must-read. - Asians in Media'Unbeaten and eloquent' - Evening Standard'It will open your eyes to the horrors that are real for some women' - Sydney Daily Telegraph'A success story to inspire anyone . . . recounted deftly and without apology.' - Time Magazine'Heart-wrenching' - Daily Mail