Books

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

Review of 'The liberation of Sita': A Feminist Engagement With Ramayana

Review Of ‘The Liberation Of Sita’: A Feminist Engagement With Ramayana

Volga's 'The Liberation Of Sita' makes Ramayana relevant in a modern context where women have begun to question established notions of femininity.
Hunger Review: How To Reclaim Your Body From The Clutches Of Patriarchy

Book Review: Hunger – A Memoir Of My Body By Roxane Gay

In 'Hunger', Roxane Gay traces the journey of her reclaiming her body as she makes it a fortress, that protects her and becomes her.
The Colour Purple Review: When Solidarity Paves Way For Liberation

The Colour Purple Review: When Solidarity Paves Way For Liberation

'The Colour Purple' emerges out of the experiences of black women and the oppressive realities of the 1900s that continue to be relevant.
Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

While men too face disadvantages in the patriarchal system, can we call it “oppression”? Marilyn Frye answers these in her work 'Oppression'.
Is It Time For Art To Take Its Responsibility More Seriously?

Is It Time For Art To Take Its Responsibility More Seriously?

Art has a responsibility towards reflecting its time truthfully and for catering to ‘human' consumption, and not solely for the male gaze.
Power and Contestation Review: Does Development Only Strengthen The Status Quo?

Power and Contestation Review: Does Development Only Strengthen The Status Quo?

The book 'Power and Contestation' analyses the intelligible dissection of India's claim to global notoriety in the past two decades.
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.

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Why Has Social Media Made It 'Cool' To Have Mental Illnesses?

Why Has Social Media Made It ‘Cool’ To Have Mental Illnesses?

Mental illnesses are real illnesses that have a harsh reality and are not tools to show off your ‘quirky’ personality on social media.
Kerala's Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Kerala’s Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Imagine paying a tax to cover your breasts? Kerala women once did.
My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

I had concerns about my privacy and my abuser's as we were both queer woman which meant that naming either of us would 'out’ us.