Books

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

Book Review: Mayilamma –The Life Of A Tribal Eco Warrior

Book Review: Mayilamma –The Life Of A Tribal-Eco Warrior

Mayilamma: the journey of a tribal eco warrior reveals the dark side of globalisation and consumption, and flaws in the logic of capitalism and development.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Book Review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid revolves around the life of yesteryear Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo who narrates the story of her life to her biographer Monique Grant (whom she is connected to in a way you would not be able to guess until the penultimate chapter).
How Nandini Krishnan's Book Hurts The Trans Men Community

How Nandini Krishnan’s Book Hurts The Trans Men Community

It could have been a learning experience for Nandini Krishnan had she dropped her arrogance hidden in the form of 'honest opinions' and changed the things the community are objecting to.
Book Review: What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape By Sohaila Abdulali

Book Review: What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape By Sohaila Abdulali

In her book 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape', Sohaila Abdulali chronicles the stories of rape survivors from across the globe sensitively, relying on personal emails, published reports, and interactions with those working to help survivors.
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.
Book Review: Vanmam – Vendetta By Bama

Book Review: Vanmam – Vendetta By Bama

Bama's Vanmam: Vendetta explores the intensity of the rivalry between two Dalit communities, the Pallars and the Parayars.
Book Excerpt: Barsa By Kadeeja Mumtas

Book Excerpt: Barsa By Kadeeja Mumtas

Barsa, written by Kadeeja Mumtas, is the first Malayalam novel to be set in Saudi Arabia and as its introduction states, is a record of "a woman’s scrutiny of Islamic scriptures and Muslim life".
Book Excerpt: Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become the 'Enemy'

Book Excerpt: Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become The ‘Enemy’

Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become the 'Enemy', authored by Dinesh Mohan, Harsh Mander, Navsharan Singh, Pamela Philipose, and Tapan Bose captures the essence of the conflict-ridden Kashmir.
Book Excerpt: First Hand – Graphic Non-Fiction from India By Vidyun Sabhaney

Book Excerpt: First Hand – Graphic Narratives From India: Volume 2 By Vidyun Sabhaney

First Hand is a grahic novel that contains an anthology of non-fiction stories that records the narratives of the often dismissed and the marginalised.

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All That Is Good About Sex And The City – Here Are 4 Reasons Why

4 Reasons Why All Is Good About Sex And The City

Fifteen years ago, with its last episode, Sex and the City gave a whole new definition to female solidarity. While the underlying flaws in the series cannot be overlooked, it can also not be denied that the show has been an integral part of the popular culture.
How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

When it comes to rape, Tamil cinema cannot seem to get the message right. There are hundreds of movies where rape is reduced to just a joke.
7 Progressive Women In The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore

7 Progressive Women In ‘The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore’

‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ is a television series based on the novels and short stories of the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. All of the women created by Tagore have one thing in common – their rejection of the subordinate status of women in Bengali society.