What were those stories/fairy-tales/fables we grew up reading? Those of the princesses as damsels in distress, waiting for the prince, or fairies, or frogs or whomsoever, but never having the agency to act on their own.
Ace against odds is the autobiography penned down by Sania with the help of her father and mentor Imran Mirza and sports journalist Shivani Gupta.
'Fence' by Ila Arab Mehta (translated by Rita Kothari) is a story of Fateema, her dreams and her belief in multiple possibilities.
Breast Stories is a collection of three stories authored by Mahasweta Devi, a feminist writer and activist. She is a Bengali leftist intellectual, whose writing is devoted to the struggles of tribal communities.
Reading works by feminist Muslim scholars, activists and artists has been a source of comfort and hope that certain community practices can be challenged and improved through faith-rooted efforts.
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.
Picture a world where women are not allowed to read, vote, or have even a trace of individuality. Imagine the freedom gained by women, relatively recent in human history, lost in the blink of an eye.
Published as a part of Zubaan’s series on ‘Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia’, the book takes the reader through the events of the night when the incident occurred and the aftermath of events that followed.
I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself. I can’t make it more clear; it’s only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me.
Read more and more literature written by women of colour, especially Muslim women living in conflict areas.