These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
Breast Stories is a collection of three stories authored by Mahasweta Devi, a feminist writer and activist. She is a Bengali leftist intellectual, whose writing is devoted to the struggles of tribal communities.
These women authors' writings have established the contours of feminism for us, as post-colonial subjects and as women of colour.
Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.
In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
2018 was a bang on year as Indian women writers wrote fabulous and daring works ranging from science fiction to subversive historical narratives.
Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.
Rokeya Sakhawat Begum's work Sultana's Dream is a feminist attempt at imagining a feminist utopia, named Ladyland.
Here are 5 unconventional and bebaak (bold) Urdu stories, by Chughtai, Manto, Hyder & Jahan that explore women's experiences of marriage.
Here's a curated – by no means exhaustive – list of books you can read to deepen your understanding of same-sex sexuality in India.