Books

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

Book Review: The Red Tent By Anita Diamant

Book Review: The Red Tent By Anita Diamant

The Red Tent is a bold, rich, and brilliantly written fill-in-the-blanks exercise undertaken by Anita Diamant who is a modern Jewish woman re-reading the Bible.
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 Review: ‘Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny’ by Kate Manne

Book Review: ‘Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny’ By Kate Manne

Kate Manne’s Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a must-read for anyone who is interested in gender-based violence, or in understanding how misogyny works in the public sphere.
Book Excerpt: Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories By A. Revathi

Book Excerpt: Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories By A. Revathi

Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories documents the lives of several trans women who have been part of the many fights they've had to put on, to gain legal and societal acceptance in our society.

Book Excerpt: Love And Rage – The Inner Worlds Of Children By Nupur D....

Love And Rage – The Inner Worlds Of Children deals with the emotional trauma that children go through in the everyday passing realities of the country.
4 Feminist Authors Who Subverted The Fairytale Narrative

4 Feminist Authors Who Subverted The Fairytale Narrative

Contesting the fairytale narrative makes for the weakening of claims to truth and in the process, allow for different possibilities to exist, especially those that are not heteronormative or patriarchal.
Book Review: Spreading Your Wings, A Health Infocomic For All Girls

Book Review: Spreading Your Wings, A Health Infocomic For Young Girls

Spreading Your Wings normalises the female body and helps young minds connect with their body without any intrusion of patriarchal notions of womanhood.
How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

Their beauty was a weapon in their arsenal that they apparently used to bring the downfall of great men like in the Iliad and the Mahabharata.
Book Review: She’s Not There By Jennifer Finney Boylan

Book Review: ‘She’s Not There’ By Jennifer Finney Boylan

In 'She’s Not There', one of Jennifer Finney Boylan’s strongest achievements is how she describes the experience of holding a massive, existential secret – its weight, its constant presence.
Urvashi Butalia: The Historian Who Revived The Forgotten Voices of Partition

Urvashi Butalia: The Historian Who Revived The Forgotten Voices of Partition

Believing that only by remembering and telling their stories can those affected begin the process of healing and forgetting, Urvashi Butalia presents a sensitive and moving account of her quest to hear the painful truth behind the silence.

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Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

When it comes to rape, Tamil cinema cannot seem to get the message right. There are hundreds of movies where rape is reduced to just a joke.
How I Learnt To Not Be Flattered By Objectification

How I Learnt To Not Be Flattered By Objectification

I began to wonder whether Bollywood had gotten it all wrong – was objectification really a compliment? Weren’t there more respectful ways to appreciate someone’s appearance?