Saturday, December 7, 2019

Books

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

orlando virginia woolf

A Feminist Reading of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography

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Orlando will alter the reader’s preconceived notions of male or female characteristics by highlighting socially structured gender & biological sex.
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.
How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

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Their beauty was a weapon in their arsenal that they apparently used to bring the downfall of great men like in the Iliad and the Mahabharata.
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.
graphic novels

India’s Graphic Tale – 5 Graphic Novels By Women We Should Know About

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These graphic novels have been authored by women in an attempt to encapsulate issues from all around the country and release them in a form accessible to people at large.
Book Review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

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The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid revolves around the life of yesteryear Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo who narrates the story of her life to her biographer Monique Grant (whom she is connected to in a way you would not be able to guess until the penultimate chapter).
Book Review: Seeing Like A Feminist By Nivedita Menon

Book Review: Seeing Like A Feminist By Nivedita Menon

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Seeing Like a Feminist is not exclusively about the challenges faced by feminism in India; because this is a book on feminism, it belongs to the library of the global and intersectional movement of feminism that has no borders.

Book Review: Mehboob Murderer By Nupur Anand

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Mehboob Murderer by Nupur Ananad is a fast-paced thriller set in Mumbai. The story revolves around a shootout, as an 80-year-old Café Mehboob is targeted by a murderer and suddenly the city is no more just about locals, floods and stars.

Books Are For Readers, Not Genders

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Books are meant to open up new ways of seeing, but gendered books shackle us into a world in which are forever constrained by stereotypes.
Book Excerpt: Dear Mrs. Naidu By Mathangi Subramanian | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: Dear Mrs. Naidu By Mathangi Subramanian

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Dear Mrs. Naidu – told through letters to Mrs. Naidu, this is the story of how Sarojini learns to fight – for her friendship, her family, and her future.

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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.