Sunday, December 8, 2019

Books

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

Book Review: Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices Of Queer Diaspora By Gayatri Gopinath

Book Review: Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices Of Queer Diaspora By Gayatri Gopinath

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Such is the nuance approach that Gopinath has take in Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora that has mobilized conceptual categories such as region, aesthetics and archives, which makes this book a must read.
Book Review: Gaysia: Adventures In The Queer East By Benjamin Law

Book Review: Gaysia–Adventures In The Queer East By Benjamin Law

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Benjamin Law’s Gaysia is an absorbing read filled with quirky humour and informative facts about the diverse queer culture in Southeast Asia.
Book Review: Halfbreed By Maria Campbell

Book Review: Halfbreed By Maria Campbell

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In “When The Goods Get Togeather”, Lucy Irigary talks about the commodification of sex in the corrupt institution of marriage where women are traded as objects; in context of Halfbreed all these prejudiced mechanisms operate within the framework of the colonial society.
Book Review: Not Just Another Story By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey

Book Review: Not Just Another Story By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey

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Starting in a non-discreet village of the then-East-Pakistan, Not Just Another Story takes us through the story of three generations of women with a riveting climax that ends in Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
Book Review: Watercolours: A Story From Auschwitz By Lidia Ostalowska

Book Review: Watercolours: A Story From Auschwitz By Lidia Ostalowska

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Watercolours: A Story From Auschwitz, not only offers dates and facts and real life accounts but captures what mere court trials, investigations and even installations and artifacts couldn’t describe: the trauma and its notorious behaviour of never letting its host rest at peace.
Book Review: With Ash On Their Faces By Cathy Otten

Book Review: With Ash On Their Faces By Cathy Otten

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With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State by Cathy Otten is an honest account of women surviving through the ISIS’s regime in Iraq.

Book Review: Step Up By Sailaja Manacha

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Still, Step Up is a commendable effort and it can prove to be useful for working women. It serves as a guide for women to understand their own potentials.

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

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Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
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'.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.