Monday, September 16, 2019

Books

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

Book Review: Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women By Kaveh Basmenji

Book Review: Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women Edited By Kaveh Basmenji

Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women By Kaveh Basmenji, was a heartbreaking book to read and I wept throughout while reading it....
Book Review: Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography By Richa Kaul Padte

Book Review: Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography By Richa Kaul Padte

Cyber Sexy disseminates how the meaning of pornography is contextual and looks at how men from a certain class, caste and economic background not only define pornography for all, but also create laws around it.

Book Review: Mehboob Murderer By Nupur Anand

Mehboob Murderer by Nupur Ananad is a fast-paced thriller set in Mumbai. The story revolves around a shootout, as an 80-year-old Café Mehboob is targeted by a murderer and suddenly the city is no more just about locals, floods and stars.

Book Review: Fragments Of A Life By Mythili Sivaraman

Fragments of a Life recognises the inherent privilege that comes with certain castes and classes while dissecting the patriarchal notions of the family.

Book Review: Woman Hating By Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Dworkin's Woman Hating is powerful, point-black and direct. She attacks the standards of beauty, set for women and opposes the tolerance of pain and romanticisation of that pain.
Book Review: Lamps In A Whirlpool (Suzhalil Mithakkum Deepangal) By Rajam Krishnan

Book Review: Lamps In A Whirlpool (Suzhalil Mithakkum Deepangal) By Rajam Krishnan

Lamps in a Whirlpool (Suzhalil Mithakkum Deepangal) is a Tamil book released in 1987, written by Rajam Krishnan which portrays different kinds of patriarchal oppression present within the family.
Book Review: Work Like A Woman – A Manifesto For Change By Mary Portas

Book Review: Work Like A Woman: A Manifesto For Change By Mary Portas

Mary Portas’s book, Work Like a Woman is an absorbing piece of work covering the not so evident, yet translucently visible gender prejudice at workplace.
Maitrayee Chaudhuri Refashioning India

Book Review: Refashioning India by Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Refashioning India, a book by Maitrayee Chaudhuri, tells the story of the unfolding changes in India’s public discourse after 1991.
How Mary Shelley Critiques Patriarchy And Science In Frankenstein

How Mary Shelley Critiques Patriarchy And Science In Frankenstein

Mary Shelley has already been hailed as a revolutionary figure in the genre, but people little know of her feminist stance, which formed the core message of her debut and most acclaimed novel.
Book review: Widows of Vidarbha – Making of Shadows By Kota Neelima

Book Review: Widows Of Vidarbha – Making Of Shadows By Kota Neelima

In Widows of Vidarbha: Making of Shadows, Kota Neelima describes the troubled lives of 16 widows, to whom the state has conveniently turned a blind eye.

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B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi as a scientist is known to few. Yet, she is perhaps one of the most brilliant minds to have existed in the Indian Physics community. Although her life was cut short by cancer, never once did it waver her spirit from scientific curiosity and work, of politics and social awareness.
Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its Mothers?

Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its mothers?

A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.