Sunday, August 25, 2019

Books

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

Book Review: Purdah to Piccadilly by Zarina Bhatty

Book Review: Purdah To Piccadilly By Zarina Bhatty

In Purdah to Piccadilly, Zarina Bhatty documents her journey from pre-Partition India to going to London for further studies to pursuing a PhD despite facing family opposition.
Book Review: Motichur Volume 1 & 2 By Rokeya Begum

Book Review: Motichur Volume 1 & 2 By Begum Rokeya

Motichur is a collection of essays written by Rokeya, originally published in Bengali, consisting of volume 1 (1904) and volume 2 (1922). Rokeya addressed an array of issues in the essays – the ways religion oppressed women, linked women's emancipation to India’s independence, women’s confinement to the home, women's lack of educational opportunities, and many more.
Book Review: Learning True Love By Sister Chan Khong

Book Review: ‘Learning True Love’ By Sister Chan Khong

'Learning True Love' is replete with instances of courage and strength as Sister Chan Khong faces double invisibilisation as a female social worker.
Hatred in the Belly book review

Not a Review but a Request: Read This Book — Hatred in the Belly

Hatred in the Belly is education for people unaware of deeply-rooted caste politics.
Book Excerpt: The History Of Doing By Radha Kumar | Feminism In India

Book Excerpt: The History Of Doing By Radha Kumar

A thematic history of the women's movement in India both before and after independence, The History Of Doing covers the period from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Book Review: She’s Not There By Jennifer Finney Boylan

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

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.
Did Miss Havisham Stand For Mental Instability, Cruelty, Or Lack Of Choices?

Did Miss Havisham Stand For Mental Instability, Cruelty, Or Lack Of Choices?

And that’s when I realised, her character persisted me to get through the book only so that I could ask a very basic question – Did Miss Havisham have much of a choice?
Gender-based Violence: 5 Books & Literature As Witnesses

Gender-based Violence: 5 Books & Literature As Witnesses

Literature can zoom out what lies in the background - one of them being gender-based violence. 
Pethavan

Pethavan And The Brahmanical Politics Of Hatred: Book Review

Imayam’s Pethavan is a novella that narrates a day in the life of Pazhani who has been ordered to kill his own daughter Bhakkiyam.
'Behold, I Shine': How Kashmiri Women Navigate Their Tales Of Loss In Conflict

‘Behold, I Shine’: How Kashmiri Women Navigate Their Tales Of Loss In Conflict

The book 'Behold I Shine' explores the ways in which conflict has affected the lives of Kashmiri women and children.

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18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.