Saturday, September 21, 2019

Books

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

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.
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.
Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading works by feminist Muslim scholars, activists and artists has been a source of comfort and hope that certain community practices can be challenged and improved through faith-rooted efforts.

Books Are For Readers, Not Genders

Books are meant to open up new ways of seeing, but gendered books shackle us into a world in which are forever constrained by stereotypes.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, A Visceral Experience

Picture a world where women are not allowed to read, vote, or have even a trace of individuality. Imagine the freedom gained by women, relatively recent in human history, lost in the blink of an eye.
Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora

Book Review: Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora?

Published as a part of Zubaan’s series on ‘Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia’, the book takes the reader through the events of the night when the incident occurred and the aftermath of events that followed.
the awakening _kate chopin

Book Review: The Awakening, A Quintessence Of Early Feminist Fiction

I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself. I can’t make it more clear; it’s only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me.
books on muslim women

8 Books That Capture The Essence of Muslim Women

Read more and more literature written by women of colour, especially Muslim women living in conflict areas.
Menstrupedia comic

Menstrupedia Comic: A Review

Menstrupedia comic is a colourful and friendly way for young girls, boys, men, women, to learn about menstruation.
Hatred in the Belly book review

Hatred In The Belly Review: A Critique Of Brahminism

The book Hatred in the Belly is a critique of Brahminism itself. It is a critique of domination of upper castes in Indian scholarship, their caste blindness and their refusal to engage with the issues of representation.

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Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
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.