Books

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

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Angelou's Quest To Truth And Power

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Angelou’s Quest To Truth And Power

In 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings', Maya Angelou recounts her traumatic childhood of growing up as a black woman in a white community.
Hermione Granger

Ron Weasley Was The Worst Thing To Happen To Hermione Granger

For Hermione to qualify as a friend and as a substantial character, she had to be brilliant, provide the two boys with notes so they didn't fail, look over their homework, save their lives and occasionally take the blame for their rule-breaking.
Mannequin gives an insight into the world of fashion and reveals the society's hypocrisy when it comes to the treatment of female models. Mannequin beautifully expresses how women are shamed on the basis of their choice of livelihood and associates professional choices with those connected to the society’s definition of morality.

Mannequin by Manjima Bhattacharjya Blurs The Line Between Fashion And Feminism

Mannequin gives an insight into the world of fashion and reveals the society's hypocrisy when it comes to the treatment of female models. Mannequin beautifully expresses how women are shamed on the basis of their choice of livelihood and associates professional choices with those connected to the society’s definition of morality.
The Poison Of Love Review

The Poison Of Love Lays Bare The Toxicity Of Emotionally Abusive Relationships

K.R. Meera’s ‘The Poison of Love’ lays bare the confusing realities of abuse, toxicity and the crushing oppression of gender roles.
Book Excerpt: Mannequin By Manjima Bhattacharjya | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: Mannequin By Manjima Bhattacharjya

Mannequin is an individual’s personal exploration of the changing relationship between fashion and feminism.
Book Excerpt: Like A Girl By Aparna Jain | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: Like A Girl By Aparna Jain

Have you been told to behave 'like a girl’? Well, here are the stories of fifty-six women who broke the rules to forge new paths for themselves and others.
Ismat Chughtai's Gainda And The Feminist Reclamation Of Space

Ismat Chughtai’s Gainda And The Feminist Reclamation Of Space

Ismat Chughtai's Gainda builds a platform for discussions on caste, class, gender, and sexuality.
Book Excerpt: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman

In The Mothers Of Manipur, journalist Teresa Rehman tells the story of these twelve women, the momentous decision they took, and how they carried it out with precision and care. In doing so she connects the reader to the broader history of conflict-torn Manipur and the courage and resistance of its people, in particular its women.
Book Excerpt: A Life In Trans Activism By A. Revathi | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: A Life In Trans Activism By A. Revathi

An unforgettable book, A Life in Trans Activism will leave the reader questioning the ‘safe’ and ‘comfortable’ binaries of male/female that so many of us take for granted.
Book Excerpt: My Little Body Book – Keeping Ourselves Safe By Shruti Singhal

Book Excerpt: My Little Body Book – Keeping Ourselves Safe By Shruti Singhal

My Little Body Book is a simple, charming picture book which introduces youngsters to the importance of taking care of their own bodies. From simple tips on hygiene to an empowering message of personal safety, Shruti Singhal’s visuals and text provide perfect reading material for talking about health, safety, emotional and physical well-being with very young children.

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