Books

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

Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

7 Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

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

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”?

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

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...

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

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

Benjamin Law’s Gaysia is an absorbing read filled with quirky humour and informative facts about the diverse queer culture in Southeast Asia.
Book Review: Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women By Kaveh Basmenji

Book Review: Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women Edited By Kaveh Basmenji

Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women By Kaveh Basmenji, was a heartbreaking book to read and I wept throughout while reading it....
Book Review: Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography By Richa Kaul Padte

Book Review: Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography By Richa Kaul Padte

Cyber Sexy disseminates how the meaning of pornography is contextual and looks at how men from a certain class, caste and economic background not only define pornography for all, but also create laws around it.

Book Review: Mehboob Murderer By Nupur Anand

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.

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Can Today's Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

2018 was a bang on year as Indian women writers wrote fabulous and daring works ranging from science fiction to subversive historical narratives.