Books

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

Mahabharata

7 Times The Women In Mahabharata Got Their Due

Here is a list of seven contemporary texts—novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels—that have explored the Mahabharata with a sensitive focus on its female characters.
Aosenla's Story

Aosenla’s Story: Traversing Through Self-Doubt And Power Dynamics

Temsula Ao's novel Aosenla's Story is a unique tale of subversion and reconciliation, which teaches us that coming to terms with oneself can happen when you are least expecting it.
motherhood and choice

Book Excerpt: Motherhood And Choice By Amrita Nandy

Written under the supervision of Nivedita Menon, Motherhood and Choice does not shy away from asking difficult questions about motherhood and autonomy. 
Dalit women poets

5 Dalit Women Poets Who Remind Us That Caste And Patriarchy Are Not Exclusive

Let us read about some Dalit women poets whose poetry challenged dominant caste norms and take us to the lives of their community.
Indian women authors

9 Indian Women Authors To Look Forward To In 2018

In an effort to fill the gap in literary social conscience at large, here is a list of 9 Indian women authors you should look out for.
second sex

Book Review: The Second Sex By Simone De Beauvoir

At the heart of The Second Sex is the existential thought of Man as the sovereign self and Woman as the objectified other.
Pakistani women

We Are All Revolutionaries Here Review: Beyond Stereotyped Discourse Around Pakistani Women And Hijabs

Author Aneela Zeb Babar introduces us to an in-depth narrative on Pakistani women and their political participation.
The Elephant In The Room Review: Gendered Expectations In The 21st Century

The Elephant In The Room Review: Gendered Expectations In The 21st Century

The Elephant In The Room Review explores the singular identity women are assigned in a typical patriarchal setup and displays the banality of it.

Book Excerpt: Aosenla’s Story By Temsula Ao

In her new book Aosenla's Story, poet and writer Temsula Ao returns to her beloved Nagaland to bring readers the beautifully crafted story of Aosenla, a woman who is coming to terms with herself.
Persepolis Book Review: The Dilemma Of The Veil | Feminism In India

Persepolis Book Review: The Dilemma Of The Veil

The gender politics within the context of the warring ideologies of conservatism and progression is explored with nuance in Persepolis.

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