Their beauty was a weapon in their arsenal that they apparently used to bring the downfall of great men like in the Iliad and the Mahabharata.
In 'She’s Not There', one of Jennifer Finney Boylan’s strongest achievements is how she describes the experience of holding a massive, existential secret – its weight, its constant presence.
Believing that only by remembering and telling their stories can those affected begin the process of healing and forgetting, Urvashi Butalia presents a sensitive and moving account of her quest to hear the painful truth behind the silence.
'Thanda Gosht' depicts the harsh realities of communal conflicts that caused damages so deep that we are, to this date, struggling with its repercussions.
And that’s when I realised, her character persisted me to get through the book only so that I could ask a very basic question – Did Miss Havisham have much of a choice?
In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.
Blasphemy: A Novel depicts the condition of women and underprivileged people of the lowest sphere and religious fundamentalism at its extreme.
'Learning True Love' is replete with instances of courage and strength as Sister Chan Khong faces double invisibilisation as a female social worker.
These South Asian writers who greatly contributed to queer literature helped me become further comfortable with my own identity.
The Mothers Of Manipur by Teresa Rehman captures the nuances of what went into the nude protest organised by Meira Paibis who sought justice.