The book 'Behold I Shine' explores the ways in which conflict has affected the lives of Kashmiri women and children.
These women authors' writings have established the contours of feminism for us, as post-colonial subjects and as women of colour.
In Chauthi ka Joda', Ismat Chughtai criticizes the goal of marriage as an endpoint for women and the disastrous consequences that can arise.
Here are 5 unconventional and bebaak (bold) Urdu stories, by Chughtai, Manto, Hyder & Jahan that explore women's experiences of marriage.
Jane Eyre is a strong female protagonist, but does she strip away the voice and identity of Rochester's supposed mad ex-wife Bertha Mason?
Baburao Bagul illustrates the dilemmas of a mother stuck at the intersectionality of caste and patriarchy, bound by her motherly duties.
Rabindranath Tagore used his writing to effect a cultural revolution. Streer Patra exposes the plight of widows in 19th century Bengal.
Beautiful Thing positions the story of Leela, a bar dancer, against the larger picture of the bar dancing and sex work industry in Bombay.
These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.