Feature - Indian bandit Phoolan Devi.1983
Collection Pushkarna Pramod
Notorious Indian bandit Phoolan Devi was gunnned down in front of her home in New Delhi on July 25th, 2001.
This selection of photos were shot in 1983 at the height of her time as "Bandit Queen".
Many saw Phoolan Devi as a woman who was greatly wronged, a woman who fought back and a woman who reached the upper echelons of parliamentary democracy. She represented the aspirations of the lower classes.
Phoolan Devi, who came to be known as the "Bandit Queen," lived the life of an outlaw for 4 years in the ravines of Central India.
During her life as a gun-toting bandit she was charged...