Books

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

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.

Book Review Fence: A Story of ‘Us and Them’ and Our Pieces of Sky

'Fence' by Ila Arab Mehta (translated by Rita Kothari) is a story of Fateema, her dreams and her belief in multiple possibilities.
Book Review: Breast Stories by Mahasweta Devi, A Metaphor For Exploitation

Book Review: Breast Stories by Mahasweta Devi, A Metaphor For Exploitation

Breast Stories is a collection of three stories authored by Mahasweta Devi, a feminist writer and activist. She is a Bengali leftist intellectual, whose writing is devoted to the struggles of tribal communities.
Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading works by feminist Muslim scholars, activists and artists has been a source of comfort and hope that certain community practices can be challenged and improved through faith-rooted efforts.

Books Are For Readers, Not Genders

Books are meant to open up new ways of seeing, but gendered books shackle us into a world in which are forever constrained by stereotypes.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, A Visceral Experience

Picture a world where women are not allowed to read, vote, or have even a trace of individuality. Imagine the freedom gained by women, relatively recent in human history, lost in the blink of an eye.

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Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Crowds in hundreds gathered in about 30 cities and towns of India to come together for #IWillGoOut marches.
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What Women Want! Protest Marches By Women In India And USA On January 21

Women in India and USA are going on protest marches. Here's all that you need to know and march with them!
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut