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

Kari Book Cover

Kari: A Graphic Novel About Lesbianism and Big-City Love

Kari is a graphic novel featuring a lesbian woman in search of her identity in a deeply heterosexual society that sidelines homosexual love.
Karukku by Bama

‘Karukku’: An Autobiography By Bama Exploring Her Tamil, Dalit And Christian Identity

Karukku by Bama is an elegy to the community she grew up in and her intersecting identities as a Tamil, Dalit, and Christian woman.

The Draupadis Of Today: Exploring Draupadi With A Feminist Lens

But what Draupadi is remembered for is not the fierce, intelligent woman that she was but the woman who was disrobed at the great hall and had to be saved by Krishna. Casting her into the role of a damsel in distress who needs saving is a betrayal to the fierceness of her soul.
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.

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Man Stabs Woman

Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
Shah Bano Case

32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.
Cartoon by Mario Miranda

The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.