Writing remains a vehicle for social change owing to the collective understanding one receives by learning about different experiences and perspectives.
Kalpana Sharma’s The Silence and The Storm is an important addition to the many voices that talk about the challenges faced by women in our country.
The book ‘Ants Among Elephants’ is a powerful semi autobiographical work of Sujatha Gidla as she traces the struggles of the 'untouchables' to assert her identity and agency amidst the turbulent times of nation building.
Womxn of unheard voices and unsung praises are at the heart of Bernardine Evaristo’s 2019 Booker Prize-winning novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’.
Forsaken: An AIDS Memoir by Alexandre Bergamini, translated by Renuka George will take you through the marginalization and social stigmatization of seropositive homosexuals, and how it has semblances with contemporary India.
Baburao Bagul’s anthology Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti (When I Hid My Caste) that heralded a brave new voice in the Dalit literary sphere.
“Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development” written by Vandana Shiva, encompasses the understanding of ‘eco-feminism’ and its feminist interpretations.
With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State by Cathy Otten is an honest account of women surviving through the ISIS’s regime in Iraq.
Still, Step Up is a commendable effort and it can prove to be useful for working women. It serves as a guide for women to understand their own potentials.
Watercolours: A Story From Auschwitz, not only offers dates and facts and real life accounts but captures what mere court trials, investigations and even installations and artifacts couldn’t describe: the trauma and its notorious behaviour of never letting its host rest at peace.