Monday, December 16, 2019

Books

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

15 Books You Must Read To Understand Same-Sex Sexuality In India

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Here's a curated – by no means exhaustive – list of books you can read to deepen your understanding of same-sex sexuality in India.
Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre

The Madwoman In The Attic: How “Mad” Was Bertha Mason In Jane Eyre?

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Jane Eyre is a strong female protagonist, but does she strip away the voice and identity of Rochester's supposed mad ex-wife Bertha Mason?
Indian women authors

9 Indian Women Authors To Look Forward To In 2018

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In an effort to fill the gap in literary social conscience at large, here is a list of 9 Indian women authors you should look out for.
Joothan

Joothan By Om Prakash Valmiki – Book Review

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Joothan reveals that the instances of violence caused due to caste system remains etched throughout one’s life.

The Autobiography of a Sex Worker By Nalini Jameela: Book Review

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Nalini Jameela lays out a powerful narration of the patriarchal oppression faced by women through her own experience as a sex worker.
A scene from Tagore's Streer Patra

Finding Feminism In Rabindranath Tagore’s Streer Patra

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Rabindranath Tagore used his writing to effect a cultural revolution. Streer Patra exposes the plight of widows in 19th century Bengal.
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.
Draupadi

The Draupadis Of Today: Exploring Draupadi With A Feminist Lens

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But what Draupadi is remembered for is not the fierce, intelligent woman that she was but the woman who was disrobed at the great hall and had to be saved by Krishna. Casting her into the role of a damsel in distress who needs saving is a betrayal to the fierceness of her soul.
A Feminist Reading Of Chauthi Ka Joda By Ismat Chughtai

A Feminist Reading Of Chauthi Ka Joda By Ismat Chughtai

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In Chauthi ka Joda', Ismat Chughtai criticizes the goal of marriage as an endpoint for women and the disastrous consequences that can arise.
Baburao Bagul's 'Mother': A Story Of Dual Oppression

A Feminist Reading Of Baburao Bagul’s Mother: A Story Of Dual Oppression

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Baburao Bagul illustrates the dilemmas of a mother stuck at the intersectionality of caste and patriarchy, bound by her motherly duties.

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rupan deol bajaj and KPS GIll

KPS Gill – The Sexual Harasser Remembered As A Supercop

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Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior IAS officer, took KPS Gill to court over a case of sexual harassment and won it – the first woman to do so.
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'.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.