Friday, November 15, 2019

Books

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

Dalit women writers

6 Books By Dalit Women Writers Exploring Lives Lived On The Margins Of Caste...

These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
Book Review: Breast Stories by Mahasweta Devi, A Metaphor For Exploitation

Book Review: Breast Stories by Mahasweta Devi, A Metaphor For Exploitation

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.
9 Women Authors Who Pioneered Postcolonial Feminism

9 Women Authors Who Pioneered Postcolonial Feminism

These women authors' writings have established the contours of feminism for us, as post-colonial subjects and as women of colour.
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

2018 was a bang on year as Indian women writers wrote fabulous and daring works ranging from science fiction to subversive historical narratives.
Gulamgiri: Jotiba Phule

A Reading Of Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri: A Seminal Text On Caste

Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.
Sultana's Dream

Sultana’s Dream And Its Conception Of A Feminist Utopia

Rokeya Sakhawat Begum's work Sultana's Dream is a feminist attempt at imagining a feminist utopia, named Ladyland.
5 Urdu Stories That Explore The Plight Of Women In Marriages

5 Urdu Stories That Explore The Plight Of Women In Marriages

Here are 5 unconventional and bebaak (bold) Urdu stories, by Chughtai, Manto, Hyder & Jahan that explore women's experiences of marriage.

15 Books You Must Read To Understand Same-Sex Sexuality In India

Here's a curated – by no means exhaustive – list of books you can read to deepen your understanding of same-sex sexuality in India.

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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.