E70: Bandit Queen

This week Beth and Wendy talk about  Phoolan Devi, aka Bandit Queen. She was part of a gang of bandits in India in the 70’s and 80’s who robbed trains, sacked villages, kidnapped and, yes, they murdered people.

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Phoolan film (not yet finished)


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How Not to Get Murdered

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