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.

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.
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.
Manto Khol Do

Manto’s Mirror To Partition: A Feminist Review Of ‘Khol Do’

Manto's Khol Do is an accurate portrayal of the depths of human depravity, in the backdrop of the horrific violence during the Partition.
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.
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.
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.

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Majili Review: An Ideal Wife Is The One Who Suffers In Silence And Submission

Majili Review: Why Is An Ideal Wife She Who Suffers In Silence And Submission?

Majili is a recent Telugu release, directed by Shiva Nirvana that stars Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik, and Naga Chaitanya.

Being 33 And Single Is Not A Crime: Unpacking Criticism Against Unmarried Women

What we need to understand before we start criticising unmarried women is that marriage is a conscious choice, not an expected natural act that must 'happen'.
लैंगिक समानता : क्यों हमारे समाज के लिए बड़ी चुनौती है? | Feminism In India

लैंगिक समानता : क्यों हमारे समाज के लिए बड़ी चुनौती है?

गाँव हो या शहर व्यवहार से लेकर काम तक लैंगिक समानता हमारे समाज में मौजूद है, जो हमारे देश के लिए एजेंडा 2030 को पूरा करने में बड़ी चुनौती है|