Friday, November 15, 2019

Books

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

Book Review: Lamps In A Whirlpool (Suzhalil Mithakkum Deepangal) By Rajam Krishnan

Book Review: Lamps In A Whirlpool (Suzhalil Mithakkum Deepangal) By Rajam Krishnan

Lamps in a Whirlpool (Suzhalil Mithakkum Deepangal) is a Tamil book released in 1987, written by Rajam Krishnan which portrays different kinds of patriarchal oppression present within the family.
Book Review: Work Like A Woman – A Manifesto For Change By Mary Portas

Book Review: Work Like A Woman: A Manifesto For Change By Mary Portas

Mary Portas’s book, Work Like a Woman is an absorbing piece of work covering the not so evident, yet translucently visible gender prejudice at workplace.
Maitrayee Chaudhuri Refashioning India

Book Review: Refashioning India by Maitrayee Chaudhuri

Refashioning India, a book by Maitrayee Chaudhuri, tells the story of the unfolding changes in India’s public discourse after 1991.
How Mary Shelley Critiques Patriarchy And Science In Frankenstein

How Mary Shelley Critiques Patriarchy And Science In Frankenstein

Mary Shelley has already been hailed as a revolutionary figure in the genre, but people little know of her feminist stance, which formed the core message of her debut and most acclaimed novel.
Book review: Widows of Vidarbha – Making of Shadows By Kota Neelima

Book Review: Widows Of Vidarbha – Making Of Shadows By Kota Neelima

In Widows of Vidarbha: Making of Shadows, Kota Neelima describes the troubled lives of 16 widows, to whom the state has conveniently turned a blind eye.
Book Review: A Respectable Woman By Easterine Kire

Book Review: A Respectable Woman By Easterine Kire

Divided in 3 parts, A Respectable Woman travails the psyche of the Naga community during and post the 1944 Kohima War.
The Bystander Anthology: The Graphic Narratives Of South Asian Women

The Bystander Anthology: The Graphic Narratives Of South Asian Women

Artists from across 13 countries of South Asia, including diaspora Indians find a space of expression within the The Bystander Anthology.
Book Review: I AM By Nia Thandapani

Book Review: I Am By Nia Thandapani

I Am is a mere 30 page-book and gives you the impression of a graphic novel that can be easily skimmed through. But trust me, it will keep you pondering for hours, while you fight the urge to make everyone drop their work to interpret it with you.
Book Review: Waiting By Nighat Khan

Book Review: Waiting By Nighat Gandhi

Nighat Gandhi delves into the monotony of daily life that is often overlooked as a cause for concern to unearth the silenced voices of women.
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.

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Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
How Have Women Been Portrayed In Telugu Cinema

How Have Women Been Portrayed In Telugu Cinema

To everyone who knows Telugu cinema only from Set Max dubbed movies, these movies will offer a more wholesome introduction to patriarchy, sexism and the resistance.