Friday, November 15, 2019

Books

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

Book Review: Why I Am Not A Feminist By Jessa Crispin

Book Review: Why I Am Not A Feminist By Jessa Crispin

Why I am not a Feminist is a book by Jessa Crispin that aims at being a call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression.
Things To Keep In Mind While Writing Asexual Characters

6 Things To Keep In Mind While Writing Asexual Characters

Popular media is having a lack of asexual characters. Usually, if there is a character, it is full of stereotypes. Asexuals are depicted as cold, mindless, killers and villains if they get any representation.
Book Review: Not Just Another Story By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey

Book Review: Not Just Another Story By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey

Starting in a non-discreet village of the then-East-Pakistan, Not Just Another Story takes us through the story of three generations of women with a riveting climax that ends in Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
Book Review: The Apology By Eve Ensler

Book Review: The Apology By Eve Ensler

The Apology goes into detail about the years of abuse, which Eve Ensler asserts is essential for a genuine apology.
Book Review: Pyre By Perumal Murugan

Book Review: Pyre By Perumal Murugan

Perumal Murugan's Pyre is a story about Saroja and Kumaresan, a couple in love who marry each other. They belong to different castes and it eventually becomes a curse to their life.
“Defying Patronage To My Desires!” – Women And Erotic Literature

“Defying Patronage To My Desires!” – Women And Erotic Literature

Speaking of erotic novels and literature, it is often and quite unanimously considered a man's pursuit. We, time and again, have fallen upon a man's portrayal of women's bodies and desires.
Book Review: Orlando By Virginia Woolf

Book Review: Orlando By Virginia Woolf

Gender performativity, gender fluidity, social construction of gender versus biological sex and androgynous reality of the natural state are some of the key themes explored by Virginia Woolf in the novel Orlando through our eponymous protagonist.
Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

Woman who dissent never die. Their pride and principles stay alive to remind us to discover our own and Woman at Point Zero is one such echo.
Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

7 Books That Support Us Like Positive Female Friendships

Here, is a list of such books, greatly admired, all because they pull us up in life, and make us more aware, less arrogant, fostering our growth and teaching us something about being nice; all this while supporting us when we needed them, just like positive friendships.
magical women

Book Review: Magical Women – An Anthology Of Indian Women-Written Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Published by Hachette India in 2019, the Magical Women anthology brings together 14 stories by well known contemporary Indian women writers, each drawing from the women that already exist in our Indian mythology and folklore, but also adding their own eccentric touch to it.

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Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
How Have Women Been Portrayed In Telugu Cinema

How Have Women Been Portrayed In Telugu Cinema

To everyone who knows Telugu cinema only from Set Max dubbed movies, these movies will offer a more wholesome introduction to patriarchy, sexism and the resistance.