Books

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

Book Review: I AM By Nia Thandapani

Book Review: I Am By Nia Thandapani

I Am is a mere 30 page-book and gives you the impression of a graphic novel that can be easily skimmed through. But trust me, it will keep you pondering for hours, while you fight the urge to make everyone drop their work to interpret it with you.
Book Review: Waiting By Nighat Khan

Book Review: Waiting By Nighat Gandhi

Nighat Gandhi delves into the monotony of daily life that is often overlooked as a cause for concern to unearth the silenced voices of women.
Harry Potter And The Problem Of Under-Representation

Harry Potter And The Problem Of Under-Representation Of Women

Even when it comes to the feminist cause, Harry Potter throws up some genuinely pleasant surprises. However, it is a huge let-down when it comes to the issue of under-representation.
Book Review: Against All Odds – Psychosocial Distress And Healing Among Women By Mahima Nayar

Book Review: Against All Odds – Psychosocial Distress And Healing Among Women By Mahima...

Against all Odds: Psychosocial Distress and Healing among Women by Mahima Nayar is a book that tries to demystify common beliefs regarding madness, mental health and mental illness, when it comes to women.
Book Review: Purdah to Piccadilly by Zarina Bhatty

Book Review: Purdah To Piccadilly By Zarina Bhatty

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 Review: Nagamandala By Girish Karnad

Book Review: Nagamandala By Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad, through Nagamandala, exposes the exploitation and incarceration of women that occurs through the institution of marriage.

Book Review: I Want To Destroy Myself By Malika Amar Shaikh

In I Want To Destroy Myself, Malika Amr Shaikh is unafraid to be unabashedly herself even if her opinions seem controversial, of reclaiming her identity from simply being Namdeo Dhasal’s ‘wife’, of destroying herself in order to recreate herself.

Book Review: A Life Less Ordinary By Baby Halder

An extraordinary autobiography by domestic worker, Baby Halder who defies societal norms to define herself than be defined by others.
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.
Writing From The Margins: Meet 6 Authors Who Are Women of Colour

Writing From The Margins: Meet 6 Authors Who Are Women of Colour

Lack of diversity was and still is a real problem in the literary word. Women, especially Black, Indigenous and other women of colour are still at disadvantage in the literary world.

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Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
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18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

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