Monday, February 24, 2020

Books

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

Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

Book Review: Woman At Point Zero By Nawal El Saadawi

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Woman who dissent never die. Their pride and principles stay alive to remind us to discover our own and Woman at Point Zero is one such echo.
Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

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Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger, is aimed at comprehending the emotion and experience of anger in women and men; though both the genders feel anger similarly, the way it is received, responded to, and acknowledged, are noticeably distinct.
Book Review: Purdah to Piccadilly by Zarina Bhatty

Book Review: Purdah To Piccadilly By Zarina Bhatty

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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 Excerpt: Fault Lines of History – The India Papers II Edited by Uma Chakravarti

Book Excerpt: Fault Lines of History – The India Papers II Edited by Uma...

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The Fault Lines of History – The India Papers II addresses the question of state impunity, suggesting that on the issue of the violation of human and civil rights, and particularly in relation to the question of sexual violence, the state has been an active and collusive partner in creating states of exception, where its own laws can be suspended and the rights of its citizens violated.
Book Review: Staying Alive By Vandana Shiva

Book Review: Staying Alive By Vandana Shiva

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“Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development” written by Vandana Shiva, encompasses the understanding of ‘eco-feminism’ and its feminist interpretations.
Book Review: Orlando By Virginia Woolf

Book Review: Orlando By Virginia Woolf

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Gender performativity, gender fluidity, social construction of gender versus biological sex and androgynous reality of the natural state are some of the key themes explored by Virginia Woolf in the novel Orlando through our eponymous protagonist.

Book Review: Mehboob Murderer By Nupur Anand

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Mehboob Murderer by Nupur Ananad is a fast-paced thriller set in Mumbai. The story revolves around a shootout, as an 80-year-old Café Mehboob is targeted by a murderer and suddenly the city is no more just about locals, floods and stars.
Book Review: Why I Am Not A Feminist By Jessa Crispin

Book Review: Why I Am Not A Feminist By Jessa Crispin

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Why I am not a Feminist is a book by Jessa Crispin that aims at being a call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression.
Book Review: Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

Book Review: The Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

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Namesake is the first novel written by Jhumpa Lahiri whose debut collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.
Book Excerpt: Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become the 'Enemy'

Book Excerpt: Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become The ‘Enemy’

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Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become the 'Enemy', authored by Dinesh Mohan, Harsh Mander, Navsharan Singh, Pamela Philipose, and Tapan Bose captures the essence of the conflict-ridden Kashmir.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.