Bitter Chocolate book. Read 32 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A book that challenges our notions of family honour and morality. Get this from a library! Bitter chocolate: child sexual abuse in India. [Pinki Virani]. Virani () states, the. WHO found that at .. "Study on Child Abuse: India " (PDF). Virani Pinki. (). Bitter Chocolate: Child Sexual Abuse in. India.
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Book review of Bitter Chocolate: Child Sexual Abuse in India. Pinki Virani. Penguin Books, , pp., ISBN (pb). Page In Bitter Chocolate, journalist and best-selling author Pinki Virani travels across the country to record the testimonies of the police, doctors, child psychologists. [Editor's note]: In a guest post on AlterED, Pushpa Achanta writes about Pinki Virani's first of its kind book on CSA in. India – Bitter Chocolate. The book is brutally.
This path-breaking book'the first of its kind in the country and subcontinent'attempts to give that sexually abused child a powerful voice. It provides damning disclosures about men, and some women, in middle and upper-class families who sexually abuse their children, then silence them into submission. Based on studies, reports and investigation, this book reveals that a minimum of twenty per cent of girls and boys under the age of sixteen are regularly being sexually abused; half of them in their own homes, by adults who have the child's trust. In Bitter Chocolate, journalist and best-selling author Pinki Virani travels across the country to record the testimonies of the police, doctors, child psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers, lawyers and the traumatized victims themselves. The book opens with an account'brave and devoid of self-pity'of the author's own experience. Going beyond blaming, Pinki Virani then proceeds with her insightful analysis of the issue in three notebooks. The first spells out what constitutes CSA, why and how this happens, its devastating after-effects which haunt the victims as they grow into adulthood.
My legs and hands would go numb.
Did I enjoy this book? Absolutely not.
Reading it was hell. Do I rec When I looked at the majority of other people's ratings for this book, I am not surprised.
Do I recommend this book? Most definitely. Though it was not fun or enjoyable to read by any means, it is almost necessary.
You asked me to trust you, and you made me Repeat them to fourteen different strangers I asked you for help and you gave me A doctor with cold hands Who spread my legs and stared at me Just like my father.
I asked you for protection And you gave me a social worker. Do you know what it is like I have more social workers than friends? I asked you for help And you forced my mother to choose between us. She chose him, of course.
She was scared, she had a lot to lose. I had a lot to lose too.
The difference is, you never told me how much. It only evokes hatred for the people who do it.
Pinki Virani, who has been a journalist for several years, has handled the topic very sensitively. In fact, it has been reported that sexual abuse of little boys has been on the rise and apparently, Goa, Kovalam and Mumbai are hotspots for foreign tourists for this trade.
But the child going through any kind of abuse is scarred for life, and it definitely shows up in any form in their lives.
In fact, it has been pointed out that several abusers have themselves been abused as a child. But that of course, is not justification for such heinous act.
You asked me to trust you, and you made me Repeat them to fourteen different strangers I asked you for help and you gave me A doctor with cold hands Who spread my legs and stared at me Just like my father. I asked you for protection And you gave me a social worker.