Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Books

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

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.
Book Review: 'Mai' Motherhood By Geetangali Shree

Book Review: ‘Mai’ Motherhood By Geetangali Shree

Mai by Geetangali Shree is a feminist novel that speaks to mothers and daughters universally, especially relevant to Indian readers who can relate to the novel on a personal level.
Book Review: 'She Can You Can' By Garima Kushwaha And Anastasia Damani

Book Review: ‘She Can You Can’ By Garima Kushwaha And Anastasia Damani

She Can You Can is a short biography book with a unique alphabetic format. It portrays lives, struggles and achievements of 26 Indian women, starting from A for the spirited mountaineer Arunima Sinha to Z for the seasoned performer Zohra Sehgal, breaking the glass ceiling in various fields like science, sports and entertainment.

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Sexism Is In The Air: Female Flight Attendants Await Their Feminist Revolution

Using Female flight attendants to sexually titillate the passengers is result of a deeply sexist mindset which has resulted in the aviation industry having an unequal and unsafe work environment.

Chandrayaan 2: The Rocket Women Breaking The Glass Ceilings In STEM

Developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1, to the Moon’s South Polar Region.
Relief for Assam And Bihar Floods: How You Can Contribute

Relief Funds For Assam And Bihar Floods: Here Is How You Can Contribute

There are some Government offices, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and corporations which have set up fundraisers for the floods where people can donate money as well as other material aid for the disaster-stricken states.
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