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

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, written in the year 1928, was popularized to an extent that it was supposedly banned for its explicit content.
Book Excerpt: First Hand – Graphic Non-Fiction from India By Vidyun Sabhaney

Book Excerpt: First Hand – Graphic Narratives From India: Volume 2 By Vidyun Sabhaney

First Hand is a grahic novel that contains an anthology of non-fiction stories that records the narratives of the often dismissed and the marginalised.
Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre

The Madwoman In The Attic: How “Mad” Was Bertha Mason In Jane Eyre?

Jane Eyre is a strong female protagonist, but does she strip away the voice and identity of Rochester's supposed mad ex-wife Bertha Mason?
Book Review: Mothering a Muslim By Nazia Erum

Book Review: Mothering A Muslim By Nazia Erum

In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.
Baburao Bagul's 'Mother': A Story Of Dual Oppression

A Feminist Reading Of Baburao Bagul’s Mother: A Story Of Dual Oppression

Baburao Bagul illustrates the dilemmas of a mother stuck at the intersectionality of caste and patriarchy, bound by her motherly duties.
Persepolis Book Review: The Dilemma Of The Veil | Feminism In India

Persepolis Book Review: The Dilemma Of The Veil

The gender politics within the context of the warring ideologies of conservatism and progression is explored with nuance in Persepolis.
Book Review: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman

Book Review: The Mothers Of Manipur By Teresa Rehman

The Mothers Of Manipur by Teresa Rehman captures the nuances of what went into the nude protest organised by Meira Paibis who sought justice.
Book Review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid revolves around the life of yesteryear Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo who narrates the story of her life to her biographer Monique Grant (whom she is connected to in a way you would not be able to guess until the penultimate chapter).

Book Review Fence: A Story of ‘Us and Them’ and Our Pieces of Sky

'Fence' by Ila Arab Mehta (translated by Rita Kothari) is a story of Fateema, her dreams and her belief in multiple possibilities.
diverse fiction

No More Tokenism – Why We Need More Diverse Fiction

The issue isn’t the lack of diverse fiction - it’s that various voices are just not given the same treatment.

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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’.