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In this section, find listicles of Indian feminist books, book reviews and book excerpts by Feminism in India.

Urmila Pawar's 'Mother Wit'

The Truth About Fiction: Looking At Caste, Gender And Dissent In Urmila Pawar’s Short...

Urmila Pawar's fiction explores the axes of caste, class & gender and brings forth vivid everyday lived realities of Dalit women.
Pink Sari Revolution Book Cover

Book Review: Pink Sari Revolution by Amana Fontanella Khan

'Pink Sari Revolution' is a book inspired by the activities of the 'Gulabi Gang' in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh. Gulabi Gang is representative of the extraordinary women's movement in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh led by Sampat Pal Devi in 2006.
आधी दुनिया के चश्मे से कंट्रोल Z: यानी तुम लौट आओ

आधी दुनिया के चश्मे से ‘कंट्रोल Z’: यानी तुम लौट आओ

‘कंट्रोल Z’ का अर्थ ही यही है कि इतिहास के अंधेरे में गुम हो गर्इं शख्सियतों को हम फिर से लौटा लाएं अपनी नई पीढ़ी के लिए
Remembering Fyodor Dostoevsky Through Natasha And Netochka

Remembering Fyodor Dostoevsky Through Natasha And Netochka

Most of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s female characters show a great deal of fortitude at the face of difficulties, yet they are not one-dimensional.
Book Review: Dreamcatcher by Rosheena Zehra

Book Review: Dreamcatcher by Rosheena Zehra

For me, the most interesting part of this story lay in the fact that it is based in Delhi as the city and as the college life campus; it has moments which are relatable, whether they are big or little milestones of life. The story is simple and a reminder of how there are so many points in a person's lives where they struggle
Book Review: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Politics Of Writing About Love

Book Review: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Politics Of Writing About Love

Americanah is driven by character rather than plot. Ifemelu is a Nigerian who emigrates to the United States to complete her college education. She goes on a journey to discover her individuality in a new culture, struggles to establish herself financially, and strives to make sense of her new found racial identity through a blog.
Book Review: 'The Creation Of Patriarchy' By Historian Gerda Lerner

Book Review: ‘The Creation Of Patriarchy’ By Historian Gerda Lerner

"The Creation of Patriarchy" by historian Gerda Lerner is a work of scholarship which was eight years in the making. In the book, in order to explain women's subordination Gerda puts it in a historical context.

Book Review: Seeing Like A Feminist By Nivedita Menon

Seeing Like a Feminist is not exclusively about the challenges faced by feminism in India; because this is a book on feminism, it belongs to the library of the global and intersectional movement of feminism that has no borders.

Indian Feminist Fairy Tales: ‘Unprincess’ and ‘Girls to the Rescue’

What were those stories/fairy-tales/fables we grew up reading? Those of the princesses as damsels in distress, waiting for the prince, or fairies, or frogs or whomsoever, but never having the agency to act on their own.

Book Review: Ace Against Odds By Sania Mirza

Ace against odds is the autobiography penned down by Sania with the help of her father and mentor Imran Mirza and sports journalist Shivani Gupta.

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