Books

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

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.
Book Review: Motichur Volume 1 & 2 By Rokeya Begum

Book Review: Motichur Volume 1 & 2 By Begum Rokeya

Motichur is a collection of essays written by Rokeya, originally published in Bengali, consisting of volume 1 (1904) and volume 2 (1922). Rokeya addressed an array of issues in the essays – the ways religion oppressed women, linked women's emancipation to India’s independence, women’s confinement to the home, women's lack of educational opportunities, and many more.
Book Review: Chokher Bali – A Grain Of Sand By Rabindranath Tagore

Book Review: Chokher Bali – A Grain Of Sand By Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore's 1903 Bengali novel Chokher Bali is often referred to as India's first modern novel, where he highlighted the issues of women's education, child marriage and the treatment of widows in the 19th and 20th century Bengal.
Book Review: Mayilamma –The Life Of A Tribal Eco Warrior

Book Review: Mayilamma –The Life Of A Tribal-Eco Warrior

Mayilamma: the journey of a tribal eco warrior reveals the dark side of globalisation and consumption, and flaws in the logic of capitalism and development.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Book Review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid revolves around the life of yesteryear Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo who narrates the story of her life to her biographer Monique Grant (whom she is connected to in a way you would not be able to guess until the penultimate chapter).
How Nandini Krishnan's Book Hurts The Trans Men Community

How Nandini Krishnan’s Book Hurts The Trans Men Community

It could have been a learning experience for Nandini Krishnan had she dropped her arrogance hidden in the form of 'honest opinions' and changed the things the community are objecting to.
Book Review: What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape By Sohaila Abdulali

Book Review: What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape By Sohaila Abdulali

In her book 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape', Sohaila Abdulali chronicles the stories of rape survivors from across the globe sensitively, relying on personal emails, published reports, and interactions with those working to help survivors.
15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

2018 was a bang on year as Indian women writers wrote fabulous and daring works ranging from science fiction to subversive historical narratives.

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18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
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.