Sunday, February 23, 2020

Books

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

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.
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.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.