Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Books

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

Book Review Fence: A Story of ‘Us and Them’ and Our Pieces of Sky

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'Fence' by Ila Arab Mehta (translated by Rita Kothari) is a story of Fateema, her dreams and her belief in multiple possibilities.
Book Excerpt: Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories By A. Revathi

Book Excerpt: Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories By A. Revathi

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Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories documents the lives of several trans women who have been part of the many fights they've had to put on, to gain legal and societal acceptance in our society.
Beautiful Thing

Book Review: Beautiful Thing – Inside The Secret World Of Bombay’s Dance Bars By...

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Beautiful Thing positions the story of Leela, a bar dancer, against the larger picture of the bar dancing and sex work industry in Bombay.
The Adivasi Will Not Dance

The Adivasi Will Not Dance: “Why Should The Truth Be Whitewashed?”

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The Adivasi Will Not Dance is authored by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, a Santhal writer - making him a unique voice in a field dominated by elite and upper caste writers.

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.
Joothan

Joothan By Om Prakash Valmiki – Book Review

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Joothan reveals that the instances of violence caused due to caste system remains etched throughout one’s life.
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Virginia Woolf And Her Plea For A Room Of One’s Own

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One of the chief arguments that Woolf makes is that if a woman is to write fiction, she must have "Money and a room of her own".
Remembering Fyodor Dostoevsky Through Natasha And Netochka

Remembering Fyodor Dostoevsky Through Natasha And Netochka

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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: A Respectable Woman By Easterine Kire

Book Review: A Respectable Woman By Easterine Kire

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Divided in 3 parts, A Respectable Woman travails the psyche of the Naga community during and post the 1944 Kohima War.

Why Have A Category Called “Women’s Writing” When There Is None For “Men’s Writing”?

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I always ask at all literary discussions and meet-ups, but have found no answer to—"Why is there a category called ‘Women’s Writing’ when there is no such category for ‘Men’s writing’? And what exactly is 'Chick Lit'?"

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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.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
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'.