Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Books

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

“Defying Patronage To My Desires!” – Women And Erotic Literature

“Defying Patronage To My Desires!” – Women And Erotic Literature

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Speaking of erotic novels and literature, it is often and quite unanimously considered a man's pursuit. We, time and again, have fallen upon a man's portrayal of women's bodies and desires.
Book Review: Orlando By Virginia Woolf

Book Review: Orlando By Virginia Woolf

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Gender performativity, gender fluidity, social construction of gender versus biological sex and androgynous reality of the natural state are some of the key themes explored by Virginia Woolf in the novel Orlando through our eponymous protagonist.
Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

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Woman who dissent never die. Their pride and principles stay alive to remind us to discover our own and Woman at Point Zero is one such echo.
Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

7 Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

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Here, is a list of such books, greatly admired, all because they pull us up in life, and make us more aware, less arrogant, fostering our growth and teaching us something about being nice; all this while supporting us when we needed them, just like positive friendships.
magical women

Book Review: Magical Women – An Anthology Of Indian Women-Written Fantasy & Sci-Fi

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Published by Hachette India in 2019, the Magical Women anthology brings together 14 stories by well known contemporary Indian women writers, each drawing from the women that already exist in our Indian mythology and folklore, but also adding their own eccentric touch to it.

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'?"

Book Review: Circe By Madeline Miller

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Circe serves as a reminder to all that those who work to ensure that women lack the resources necessary to ever achieve total emancipation, that despite all their efforts, women continue to rise.
Book Review: The Many That I Am: Writings From Nagaland Edited By Anungla Zoe Longkumer

Book Review: The Many That I Am: Writings From Nagaland Edited By Anungla Zoe...

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Traversing all the literary forms: short stories, personal essays, poems, slam poetry, The Many That I Am: Writings From Nagaland edited by Anungla Zoe Longkumer is a genre-defying book.
Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

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Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger, is aimed at comprehending the emotion and experience of anger in women and men; though both the genders feel anger similarly, the way it is received, responded to, and acknowledged, are noticeably distinct.
Book Review: Gaysia: Adventures In The Queer East By Benjamin Law

Book Review: Gaysia–Adventures In The Queer East By Benjamin Law

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Benjamin Law’s Gaysia is an absorbing read filled with quirky humour and informative facts about the diverse queer culture in Southeast Asia.

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Why I Am Not So Fond Of F.R.I.E.N.D.S Anymore

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S is homophobic, sexist, racist, transphobic and a show full of gender stereotypes like any other sitcom.

What Is The Controversy Around Keeladi Excavation In Tamil Nadu?

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These marks are found to be engraved after the pot is dried, indicating that these marks were not made by the potter but by the user, mostly women who must have had a high literacy level.
Darjeeling: Women's Labour Behind Our Cups Of Tea

Darjeeling: Women’s Exploited Labour Behind Our Cups Of Tea

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Indeed, our cup of tea from Darjeeling comes with a burden of those several workers who do not get to taste the fruit of their own labour.