Monday, January 20, 2020

Books

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

Bernardine Evaristo’s Brilliant Take On ‘Difference’ In ‘Girl, Woman, Other’

Bernardine Evaristo’s Brilliant Take On ‘Difference’ In ‘Girl, Woman, Other’

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Womxn of unheard voices and unsung praises are at the heart of Bernardine Evaristo’s 2019 Booker Prize-winning novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’.
Book Review: Forsaken: An AIDS Memoir By Alexandre Bergamini

Book Review: Forsaken: An AIDS Memoir By Alexandre Bergamini

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Forsaken: An AIDS Memoir by Alexandre Bergamini, translated by Renuka George will take you through the marginalization and social stigmatization of seropositive homosexuals, and how it has semblances with contemporary India.
The Epic Of Dalit Literature: When I Hid My Caste By Baburao Bagul

The Epic Of Dalit Literature: When I Hid My Caste By Baburao Bagul

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Baburao Bagul’s anthology Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti (When I Hid My Caste) that heralded a brave new voice in the Dalit literary sphere.
Book Review: Staying Alive By Vandana Shiva

Book Review: Staying Alive By Vandana Shiva

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“Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development” written by Vandana Shiva, encompasses the understanding of ‘eco-feminism’ and its feminist interpretations.
Book Review: With Ash On Their Faces By Cathy Otten

Book Review: With Ash On Their Faces By Cathy Otten

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With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State by Cathy Otten is an honest account of women surviving through the ISIS’s regime in Iraq.

Book Review: Step Up By Sailaja Manacha

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Still, Step Up is a commendable effort and it can prove to be useful for working women. It serves as a guide for women to understand their own potentials.
Book Review: Watercolours: A Story From Auschwitz By Lidia Ostalowska

Book Review: Watercolours: A Story From Auschwitz By Lidia Ostalowska

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Watercolours: A Story From Auschwitz, not only offers dates and facts and real life accounts but captures what mere court trials, investigations and even installations and artifacts couldn’t describe: the trauma and its notorious behaviour of never letting its host rest at peace.
Book Review: Love, Loss, And Longing In Kashmir By Sahba Husain

Book Review: Love, Loss, And Longing In Kashmir By Sahba Husain

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There’s more to Kashmir than its natural beauty. And this other side or sides are well articulated in Sahba Husain’s Love, Loss, and Longing in Kashmir (Zubaan, 2019).
Book Review: Halfbreed By Maria Campbell

Book Review: Halfbreed By Maria Campbell

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In “When The Goods Get Togeather”, Lucy Irigary talks about the commodification of sex in the corrupt institution of marriage where women are traded as objects; in context of Halfbreed all these prejudiced mechanisms operate within the framework of the colonial society.
Book Review: Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices Of Queer Diaspora By Gayatri Gopinath

Book Review: Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices Of Queer Diaspora By Gayatri Gopinath

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Such is the nuance approach that Gopinath has take in Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora that has mobilized conceptual categories such as region, aesthetics and archives, which makes this book a must read.

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

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We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.