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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Indian women authors

9 Indian Women Authors To Look Forward To In 2018

In an effort to fill the gap in literary social conscience at large, here is a list of 9 Indian women authors you should look out for.
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.

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The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The legendary musician AR Rahman‘s daughter made a public appearance wearing hijab, bringing hijab into the limelight with a lot of discourse around it.
Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Hindu College boys’ hostel organises the ‘virgin tree puja’ and the male students belonging to the Anga wing of the hostel in St. Stephen’s take the Angha oath on the night of Valentine’s Day, every year.

Don’t Let Marriage Hold You Back: In Conversation With Anita Peter

Anita Peter is a Mohiniyattam performer and the founder of Lasya Drutha, Center for performing and fine arts foundation in Telangana. In May 2017, she did an 8000 km expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari riding her Harley Street 750 to carry her social initiative ‘I Pledge- Awareness for change’.