Monday, September 16, 2019

Books

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

Book Review: Forest of Enchantments By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Book Review: Forest of Enchantments By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Forest of Enchantments is a far cry from the feminist reshaping it is paraded as. While the story is told through the perspective of a woman, it actually caters to male narratives.
pre-colonial texts

2 Subversive Pre-Colonial Texts In Indian Fiction We Should Know About

The two pre-colonial texts - 'The Courtesan’s Keeper' by Kshemendra and 'The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam' by Muddupalani - added gender inclusivity to the skewed narrative balance in historical records.
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...

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: Widows of Vidarbha – Making of Shadows By Kota Neelima

Book Review: Widows Of Vidarbha – Making Of Shadows By Kota Neelima

In Widows of Vidarbha: Making of Shadows, Kota Neelima describes the troubled lives of 16 widows, to whom the state has conveniently turned a blind eye.
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?
Manto And His Revolutionary Writing: Thanda Gosht Review

Manto And His Revolutionary Writing: Thanda Gosht Review

'Thanda Gosht' depicts the harsh realities of communal conflicts that caused damages so deep that we are, to this date, struggling with its repercussions.
Book Excerpt: Open Couplets By Torsa Ghosal

Book Excerpt: Open Couplets By Torsa Ghosal

Open Couplets by Torsa Ghosal is novel revolving around the life of Ira Chatterjee, who goes on the quest to find the missing people whose absence no one else seem to be aware of – or even care about.
Book Excerpt: Undoing Impunity – Speech After Sexual Violence By V. Geetha

Book Excerpt: Undoing Impunity – Speech After Sexual Violence By V. Geetha

In Undoing Impunity – Speech After Sexual Violence, activist and historian V. Geetha unpacks the meanings of impunity in relation to sexual violence in the context of South Asia.

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Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its Mothers?

Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its mothers?

A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
Why Do Indian Women Do Not Wish To Identify As Feminists?

Why Do Indian Women Do Not Wish To Identify As Feminists?

Even at the peak of the #MeToo movement in India, many Indian women in positions of power continued to defend and enable the men who sexually exploited, harassed, or assaulted other women.
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.