Luthién Arnatuilë edited the description of Bara en dotter/Just a Daughter Friday, October 12, 2012.
Sarita Skagnes' memoirs "Just a Daughter", is a tragic and very touching testimony of many women's situation. Sarita was born in Punjab, India, into a family that already had two daughters. In their disappointment, her parents, that strongly had desired a son, traded her for a boy that they assumed as their own. When the rest of the family moved to Norway, Sarita was left to work as a servant in a relative's family in Punjab. For all practical purposes, she became a slave.As a 16-year-old, she was finally united with her family in Norway. But the change of scenery, did not change her circumstances: Sarita continued to be the victim in her man-dominated home. But in the new homeland, the girl started to spiritually develop. The young woman became aware of her own rights and finally developed in to a strong defender of the rights of the oppressed."Just a Daughter" is a shocking evidence of the tragic fates that exist in our world. It is also a strengthening story: it is possible to break away from violence, subservience and a silent evil circle. The publication of the memoirs and the subsequent media attention, led to that Sarita became famous in all of Norway.