Books

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

How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

Their beauty was a weapon in their arsenal that they apparently used to bring the downfall of great men like in the Iliad and the Mahabharata.
Book Review: She’s Not There By Jennifer Finney Boylan

Book Review: ‘She’s Not There’ By Jennifer Finney Boylan

In 'She’s Not There', one of Jennifer Finney Boylan’s strongest achievements is how she describes the experience of holding a massive, existential secret – its weight, its constant presence.
Urvashi Butalia: The Historian Who Revived The Forgotten Voices of Partition

Urvashi Butalia: The Historian Who Revived The Forgotten Voices of Partition

Believing that only by remembering and telling their stories can those affected begin the process of healing and forgetting, Urvashi Butalia presents a sensitive and moving account of her quest to hear the painful truth behind the silence.
Manto And His Revolutionary Writing: Thanda Gosht Review

Manto And His Revolutionary Writing: Thanda Gosht Review

'Thanda Gosht' depicts the harsh realities of communal conflicts that caused damages so deep that we are, to this date, struggling with its repercussions.
Did Miss Havisham Stand For Mental Instability, Cruelty, Or Lack Of Choices?

Did Miss Havisham Stand For Mental Instability, Cruelty, Or Lack Of Choices?

And that’s when I realised, her character persisted me to get through the book only so that I could ask a very basic question – Did Miss Havisham have much of a choice?
Book Review: Mothering a Muslim By Nazia Erum

Book Review: Mothering A Muslim By Nazia Erum

In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.
Book Review: 'Blasphemy: A Novel' By Tehmina Durrani

Book Review: ‘Blasphemy: A Novel’ By Tehmina Durrani

Blasphemy: A Novel depicts the condition of women and underprivileged people of the lowest sphere and religious fundamentalism at its extreme.
Book Review: Learning True Love By Sister Chan Khong

Book Review: ‘Learning True Love’ By Sister Chan Khong

'Learning True Love' is replete with instances of courage and strength as Sister Chan Khong faces double invisibilisation as a female social worker.
5 South Asian Writers Who Expanded The Boundaries Of Queer Literature

5 South Asian Writers Who Expanded The Boundaries Of Queer Literature

These South Asian writers who greatly contributed to queer literature helped me become further comfortable with my own identity.
Book Review: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman

Book Review: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman

The Mothers Of Manipur by Teresa Rehman captures the nuances of what went into the nude protest organised by Meira Paibis who sought justice.

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
8 Things To Do In Order To Raise Feminist Children

8 Things To Do In Order To Raise Feminist Children

How do you raise feminist children in times when the ills of patriarchy are at its peak? Here is an informed experience sharing piece.