Books

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

lady chatterley's lover

Book Review: Lady Chatterley’s Lover By D.H Lawrence

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover, written in the year 1928, was popularized to an extent that it was supposedly banned for its explicit content.
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck

A Take On The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck: Male Chauvinist As...

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As a feminist, as a woman and as someone who does not give two hoots for the gender and sexual binary, The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck made me feel as though I am someone who does not deserve self-help.
Book Review: Vanmam – Vendetta By Bama

Book Review: Vanmam – Vendetta By Bama

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Bama's Vanmam: Vendetta explores the intensity of the rivalry between two Dalit communities, the Pallars and the Parayars.
Book Review: She’s Not There By Jennifer Finney Boylan

Book Review: ‘She’s Not There’ By Jennifer Finney Boylan

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In 'She’s Not There', one of Jennifer Finney Boylan’s strongest achievements is how she describes the experience of holding a massive, existential secret – its weight, its constant presence.
Book Review: Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices Of Queer Diaspora By Gayatri Gopinath

Book Review: Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices Of Queer Diaspora By Gayatri Gopinath

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Such is the nuance approach that Gopinath has take in Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora that has mobilized conceptual categories such as region, aesthetics and archives, which makes this book a must read.
Book Review: Crafting The Word: Writings From Manipur Ed. By Thingnam Anjulika Samom

Book Review: Crafting The Word: Writings From Manipur Ed. By Thingnam Anjulika Samom

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Crafting the Word: Writings from Manipur edited by Thingnam Anjulika Samom explores Manipuri literature by women to bring out the stories untold in the mainstream.
Thengphakhri

The Bronze Sword Of Thengphakhri Tehsildar: The Story Of A Bodo Revolutionary

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The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Tehsildar is written by Indira Goswami and published by Zubaan. It is a tale of a Bodo freedom fighter called Thengphakhri, arguably the first woman revenue collector in British India.
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Kari: A Graphic Novel About Lesbianism and Big-City Love

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Kari is a graphic novel featuring a lesbian woman in search of her identity in a deeply heterosexual society that sidelines homosexual love.
Book Review: 'She Can You Can' By Garima Kushwaha And Anastasia Damani

Book Review: ‘She Can You Can’ By Garima Kushwaha And Anastasia Damani

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She Can You Can is a short biography book with a unique alphabetic format. It portrays lives, struggles and achievements of 26 Indian women, starting from A for the spirited mountaineer Arunima Sinha to Z for the seasoned performer Zohra Sehgal, breaking the glass ceiling in various fields like science, sports and entertainment.
Review of 'The liberation of Sita': A Feminist Engagement With Ramayana

Review Of ‘The Liberation Of Sita’: A Feminist Engagement With Ramayana

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Volga's 'The Liberation Of Sita' makes Ramayana relevant in a modern context where women have begun to question established notions of femininity.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

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Internalised queerphobia and masculine stereotypes are rampant in our society. It is present in the languages we use, the dress codes we follow and the people or content we fear calling out.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.