Saturday, December 7, 2019

Books

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

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.
Book Review: Why I Am Not A Feminist By Jessa Crispin

Book Review: Why I Am Not A Feminist By Jessa Crispin

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Why I am not a Feminist is a book by Jessa Crispin that aims at being a call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression.
Things To Keep In Mind While Writing Asexual Characters

6 Things To Keep In Mind While Writing Asexual Characters

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Popular media is having a lack of asexual characters. Usually, if there is a character, it is full of stereotypes. Asexuals are depicted as cold, mindless, killers and villains if they get any representation.
Book Review: Not Just Another Story By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey

Book Review: Not Just Another Story By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey

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Starting in a non-discreet village of the then-East-Pakistan, Not Just Another Story takes us through the story of three generations of women with a riveting climax that ends in Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
Book Review: The Apology By Eve Ensler

Book Review: The Apology By Eve Ensler

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The Apology goes into detail about the years of abuse, which Eve Ensler asserts is essential for a genuine apology.
Book Review: Pyre By Perumal Murugan

Book Review: Pyre By Perumal Murugan

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Perumal Murugan's Pyre is a story about Saroja and Kumaresan, a couple in love who marry each other. They belong to different castes and it eventually becomes a curse to their life.
“Defying Patronage To My Desires!” – Women And Erotic Literature

“Defying Patronage To My Desires!” – Women And Erotic Literature

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Speaking of erotic novels and literature, it is often and quite unanimously considered a man's pursuit. We, time and again, have fallen upon a man's portrayal of women's bodies and desires.

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Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
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'.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.