ISBN 9781848271838,Savita: The Tragedy That Shook A Nation

Savita: The Tragedy That Shook A Nation


Kitty Holland


Transworld Ireland



Transworld Ireland

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781848271838

ISBN-10 1848271832


Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

Savita: The Tragedy that Shook a Nation, authored by Kitty Holland, is a poignant book on the tragic death of the Indian woman in a faraway country. Summary of the Book Savita and her husband Praveen Halappanavar walked into a hospital in the year 2012, October for an abortion, as she had a miscarriage in her seventeenth week of pregnancy. The timing played the culprit as they were in Ireland, and the country's legislative position on abortion was unclear, controversial and unresolved. The abortion did not happen and Savita lost her battle with life and passed away due to septicaemia. This event shocked not only Ireland and her motherland India, but also the entire world. There were riots, protests, and silent marches, all pleading to legalize abortion at the time of medical emergencies, when it becomes a necessity to save lives. But her death itself was silenced in all the hype that was created around it, due to media, politics and a lot other occurrences. The author has closely and thoroughly studied the case and delves into complex questions. Who was Savita? How important was the death of a non-Catholic and a non-Irish woman who yearned for her life in a foreign land? What happened to her husband and the protests he and other communities initiated? About Kitty Holland Kitty Holland is a staff reporter associated with The Irish Times newspaper in Dublin. Her chief interest happens to be in Human Rights and Social Justice. On November 14th 2012 she broke the story of the death of Savita Halappanavar, to the entire world on October 28th in the Galway University Hospital. Kitty has been covering social and human rights issues from the year 1998. She currently lives in Dublin with her two children.