Friday, September 20, 2019

Books

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

second sex

Book Review: The Second Sex By Simone De Beauvoir

At the heart of The Second Sex is the existential thought of Man as the sovereign self and Woman as the objectified other.
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.
Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

Are Men Oppressed Too? Understanding Oppression Through Marilyn Frye

While men too face disadvantages in the patriarchal system, can we call it “oppression”? Marilyn Frye answers these in her work 'Oppression'.
5 South Asian Writers Who Expanded The Boundaries Of Queer Literature

5 South Asian Writers Who Expanded The Boundaries Of Queer Literature

These South Asian writers who greatly contributed to queer literature helped me become further comfortable with my own identity.
Book Excerpt: Centrepiece – New Writing And Art From Northeast India Edited By Parismita Singh

Book Excerpt: Centrepiece – New Writing And Art From Northeast India Edited By Parismita...

Centrepiece – New Writing And Art From Northeast India brings you a wealth of stories, in words and images, from a part of India known as the Northeast, a term that is widely contested for the ways in which it homogenizes a region of great diversity.
Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger, is aimed at comprehending the emotion and experience of anger in women and men; though both the genders feel anger similarly, the way it is received, responded to, and acknowledged, are noticeably distinct.
5 Urdu Stories That Explore The Plight Of Women In Marriages

5 Urdu Stories That Explore The Plight Of Women In Marriages

Here are 5 unconventional and bebaak (bold) Urdu stories, by Chughtai, Manto, Hyder & Jahan that explore women's experiences of marriage.
Dalit women writers

6 Books By Dalit Women Writers Exploring Lives Lived On The Margins Of Caste...

These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
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.
why loiter book review

Why Loiter? Book Review: Imagining Our Streets Full Of Women

“Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets” is truly powerful in its potential to generate debate, and to create a change in the way we perceive spaces.

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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?