Books

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

Book Review: These Hills Called Home: Stories From A War Zone By Temsula Ao

Book Review: These Hills Called Home: Stories From A War Zone By Temsula Ao

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Temsula Ao in These Hills Called Home traces a feminist history of the Naga peoples as they negotiate with their identities and endangered cultural ethos.
Book Review: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars By Kai Cheng Thom

Book Review: Fierce Femmes And Notorious Liars By Kai Cheng Thom

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Narrated from a first person perspective, Fierce Femmes is a coming of age story about an Asian trans girl, who runs away from her abusive home.
Book Review: Words Matter: The “Language” That Girls Need To Speak

Book Review: Words Matter: The “Language” That Girls Need To Speak

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Written in a simplistic style, in many ways Words Matter: The “Language” That Girls Need To Speak urges the reader to look within and question why certain words are seemingly meant for a certain gender.
Book Review: To Hell With You Mitro By Krishna Sobti

Book Review: To Hell With You Mitro By Krishna Sobti

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To Hell With You Mitro was ahead of its times, and radically subversive in real, and not abstract, terms, keeping in mind Mitro’s ultimate position as a dependent woman.
Book Review: Crafting The Word: Writings From Manipur Ed. By Thingnam Anjulika Samom

Book Review: Crafting The Word: Writings From Manipur Ed. By Thingnam Anjulika Samom

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Crafting the Word: Writings from Manipur edited by Thingnam Anjulika Samom explores Manipuri literature by women to bring out the stories untold in the mainstream.
Book Review: Colour Matters? By Anuranjita Kumar

Book Review: Colour Matters? By Anuranjita Kumar

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Colour Matters?:The Truth That No One Wants to See, chronicles instances in a manner that coaxes the reader to think why the colour of the skin dictates how we behave/misbehave in life.
Book Review: Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

Book Review: The Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

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Namesake is the first novel written by Jhumpa Lahiri whose debut collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.
On Feminism And Writing: A Path To Self-Realisation And Empowerment?

On Feminism And Writing: A Path To Self-Realisation And Empowerment?

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Writing remains a vehicle for social change owing to the collective understanding one receives by learning about different experiences and perspectives.
Book Review: The Silence And The Storm By Kalpana Sharma

Book Review: The Silence And The Storm By Kalpana Sharma

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Kalpana Sharma’s The Silence and The Storm is an important addition to the many voices that talk about the challenges faced by women in our country.
Book Review: Ants Among Elephants By Sujatha Gidla

Book Review: Ants Among Elephants By Sujatha Gidla

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The book ‘Ants Among Elephants’ is a powerful semi autobiographical work of Sujatha Gidla as she traces the struggles of the 'untouchables' to assert her identity and agency amidst the turbulent times of nation building.

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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.