Books

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

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.
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.
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.
Book Excerpt: Talaash (The Search) By Shaheen Akhtar | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: Talaash (The Search) By Shaheen Akhtar

Talaash is the second novel of the Bangladeshi writer Shaheen Akhtar. It captures the brutalities of the 1971 war of liberation and its contingent afterlife -- more specifically, the scars it has left on women.
Book Excerpt: Fault Lines of History – The India Papers II Edited by Uma Chakravarti

Book Excerpt: Fault Lines of History – The India Papers II Edited by Uma...

The Fault Lines of History – The India Papers II addresses the question of state impunity, suggesting that on the issue of the violation of human and civil rights, and particularly in relation to the question of sexual violence, the state has been an active and collusive partner in creating states of exception, where its own laws can be suspended and the rights of its citizens violated.
Book Excerpt: Doing Time With Nehru By Yin Marsh | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: Doing Time With Nehru By Yin Marsh

Doing Time with Nehru is the story of how over 3,000 Indian-Chinese – men, women and children including infants – were summarily arrested without trial and placed in a disused World War II POW camp in Deoli, Rajasthan.
The #FIIRecommends Sale By FII And Zubaan Books | Feminism In India

The #FIIRecommends Online Book Sale By FII And Zubaan

FII & Zubaan Books have launched a collaborative online book sale from June 4-11 with 20% OFF on some of Zubaan's select titles that #FIIRecommends.
Book Excerpt: Dear Mrs. Naidu By Mathangi Subramanian | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: Dear Mrs. Naidu By Mathangi Subramanian

Dear Mrs. Naidu – told through letters to Mrs. Naidu, this is the story of how Sarojini learns to fight – for her friendship, her family, and her future.
Watch: 5 Indian Books With Queer Protagonists You Need To Read

Watch: 5 Indian Books With Queer Protagonists You Need To Read

Our bookshelves are choked with stories of the privileged, and books with queer protagonists are often white, Western characters. These five books plug that gap, with resolutely Indian and queer stories.

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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