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Book Excerpt: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman

In The Mothers Of Manipur, journalist Teresa Rehman tells the story of these twelve women, the momentous decision they took, and how they carried it out with precision and care. In doing so she connects the reader to the broader history of conflict-torn Manipur and the courage and resistance of its people, in particular its women.
The Sororal Saga: Female Friendships In Bollywood

The Sororal Saga: Female Friendships In Bollywood

Female friendships in Bollywood movies haven’t been explored as much as male friendships. There is more celebration of female enmity in Indian cinema: women pitted against each other centred on a male, mostly the hero.
Book Excerpt: A Life In Trans Activism By A. Revathi | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: A Life In Trans Activism By A. Revathi

An unforgettable book, A Life in Trans Activism will leave the reader questioning the ‘safe’ and ‘comfortable’ binaries of male/female that so many of us take for granted.
Book Excerpt: My Little Body Book – Keeping Ourselves Safe By Shruti Singhal

Book Excerpt: My Little Body Book – Keeping Ourselves Safe By Shruti Singhal

My Little Body Book is a simple, charming picture book which introduces youngsters to the importance of taking care of their own bodies. From simple tips on hygiene to an empowering message of personal safety, Shruti Singhal’s visuals and text provide perfect reading material for talking about health, safety, emotional and physical well-being with very young children.
ख़ास बात : खतने की कुप्रथा के खिलाफ आवाज़ उठाने वाली सालेहा पाटवाला | Feminism In India

ख़ास बात : खतने की कुप्रथा के खिलाफ आवाज़ उठाने वाली सालेहा पाटवाला

सालेहा पाटवाला एक नारीवादी है और भारत में महिलाओं के साथ होने वाली ‘खतना’ की कुप्रथा के खिलाफ सक्रिय तरीके से काम कर रही हैं|
Book Excerpt: The History Of Doing By Radha Kumar | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: The History Of Doing By Radha Kumar

A thematic history of the women's movement in India both before and after independence, The History Of Doing covers the period from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Book Excerpt: Centrepiece – New Writing And Art From Northeast India Edited By Parismita Singh

Book Excerpt: Centrepiece – New Writing And Art From Northeast India Edited By Parismita...

Centrepiece – New Writing And Art From Northeast India brings you a wealth of stories, in words and images, from a part of India known as the Northeast, a term that is widely contested for the ways in which it homogenizes a region of great diversity.
Love, Simon Review – A Queer And Wholesome Romantic Comedy | Feminism In India

Love, Simon Review – A Queer And Wholesome Romantic Comedy

Love, Simon is a wholesome high school rom-com, with a gay protagonist. It is a sensitive film that teaches love, friendship, and acceptance in its purest form.
Book Excerpt: Bitter Wormwood By Easterine Kire | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: Bitter Wormwood By Easterine Kire

Bitter Wormwood gives a poignant insight into the human cost behind the political headlines from one of India's most beautiful and misunderstood regions – Nagaland.
Manoranjan Film Review: An Attempt To Break Stereotypes Around Sex Work

Manoranjan Film Review: An Attempt To Break Stereotypes Around Sex Work

Manoranjan, directed by Shammi Kapoor with a star cast of Sanjeev Kumar and Zeenat Aman, is funny, charming, and sweet - not to mention bold and convention-smashing film.

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5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About | Feminism In India

5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.
6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist | Feminism In India

6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist

Can on-screen feminism go beyond the abla naari turned Kali maa? Let’s meet some subtler Bollywood characters who were feminists.
How Biological Determinism Perpetuated Sexism Through Science

How Biological Determinism Perpetuates Sexism Using ‘Science’

Biological determinism, by definition, refers to the ''idea that all human behaviour is innate, determined by genes, brain size, or other