Friday, January 24, 2020

Books

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

Book Review: 'The Creation Of Patriarchy' By Historian Gerda Lerner

Book Review: ‘The Creation Of Patriarchy’ By Historian Gerda Lerner

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"The Creation of Patriarchy" by historian Gerda Lerner is a work of scholarship which was eight years in the making. In the book, in order to explain women's subordination Gerda puts it in a historical context.
Book Review: Seeing Like A Feminist By Nivedita Menon

Book Review: Seeing Like A Feminist By Nivedita Menon

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Seeing Like a Feminist is not exclusively about the challenges faced by feminism in India; because this is a book on feminism, it belongs to the library of the global and intersectional movement of feminism that has no borders.
Indian Feminist Fairy Tales: 'Unprincess' and 'Girls to the Rescue'

Indian Feminist Fairy Tales: ‘Unprincess’ and ‘Girls to the Rescue’

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What were those stories/fairy-tales/fables we grew up reading? Those of the princesses as damsels in distress, waiting for the prince, or fairies, or frogs or whomsoever, but never having the agency to act on their own.

Book Review: Ace Against Odds By Sania Mirza

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Ace against odds is the autobiography penned down by Sania with the help of her father and mentor Imran Mirza and sports journalist Shivani Gupta.

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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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.

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VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

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Here’s a list of 10 women journalists who have carved a major space in the journalism world in 2019 and made their voices heard.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.