Phoolan Devi, 1963-2001, became famous as a bandit, responsible for the murder of a number of people in Uttar Pradesh. She negotiated a surrender for herself, spent some years in prison, and after her release she became a MP. She was shot dead in 2001, probably by relatives of some of those she was alleged to have killed.
The Bandit Queen's Mettle: India's Famed Outlaw
A short account of her life, and about her dispute over the film Bandit Queen.
The Guardian - The queen is dead
On her killing and its fallout, and also a brief account of her life.
Phoolan Devi - Bandit Queen, 1968-2001
Brief biography, and a collection of links.
BBC News - Phoolan Devi: Champion of the poor
Article on her life, written after her murder. (July 25, 2001)
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