Books

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

Book Review: ‘Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny’ by Kate Manne

Book Review: ‘Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny’ By Kate Manne

Kate Manne’s Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a must-read for anyone who is interested in gender-based violence, or in understanding how misogyny works in the public sphere.
Book Excerpt: Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories By A. Revathi

Book Excerpt: Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories By A. Revathi

Our Lives, Our Words – Telling Aravani Lifestories documents the lives of several trans women who have been part of the many fights they've had to put on, to gain legal and societal acceptance in our society.

Book Excerpt: Love And Rage – The Inner Worlds Of Children By Nupur D....

Love And Rage – The Inner Worlds Of Children deals with the emotional trauma that children go through in the everyday passing realities of the country.
4 Feminist Authors Who Subverted The Fairytale Narrative

4 Feminist Authors Who Subverted The Fairytale Narrative

Contesting the fairytale narrative makes for the weakening of claims to truth and in the process, allow for different possibilities to exist, especially those that are not heteronormative or patriarchal.
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.
How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

How The Iliad And The Mahabharata Have Depicted Women As Catalysts Of War

Their beauty was a weapon in their arsenal that they apparently used to bring the downfall of great men like in the Iliad and the Mahabharata.
Book Review: She’s Not There By Jennifer Finney Boylan

Book Review: ‘She’s Not There’ By Jennifer Finney Boylan

In 'She’s Not There', one of Jennifer Finney Boylan’s strongest achievements is how she describes the experience of holding a massive, existential secret – its weight, its constant presence.
Urvashi Butalia: The Historian Who Revived The Forgotten Voices of Partition

Urvashi Butalia: The Historian Who Revived The Forgotten Voices of Partition

Believing that only by remembering and telling their stories can those affected begin the process of healing and forgetting, Urvashi Butalia presents a sensitive and moving account of her quest to hear the painful truth behind the silence.
Manto And His Revolutionary Writing: Thanda Gosht Review

Manto And His Revolutionary Writing: Thanda Gosht Review

'Thanda Gosht' depicts the harsh realities of communal conflicts that caused damages so deep that we are, to this date, struggling with its repercussions.
Did Miss Havisham Stand For Mental Instability, Cruelty, Or Lack Of Choices?

Did Miss Havisham Stand For Mental Instability, Cruelty, Or Lack Of Choices?

And that’s when I realised, her character persisted me to get through the book only so that I could ask a very basic question – Did Miss Havisham have much of a choice?

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Majili Review: An Ideal Wife Is The One Who Suffers In Silence And Submission

Majili Review: Why Is An Ideal Wife She Who Suffers In Silence And Submission?

Majili is a recent Telugu release, directed by Shiva Nirvana that stars Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik, and Naga Chaitanya.

Being 33 And Single Is Not A Crime: Unpacking Criticism Against Unmarried Women

What we need to understand before we start criticising unmarried women is that marriage is a conscious choice, not an expected natural act that must 'happen'.
लैंगिक समानता : क्यों हमारे समाज के लिए बड़ी चुनौती है? | Feminism In India

लैंगिक समानता : क्यों हमारे समाज के लिए बड़ी चुनौती है?

गाँव हो या शहर व्यवहार से लेकर काम तक लैंगिक समानता हमारे समाज में मौजूद है, जो हमारे देश के लिए एजेंडा 2030 को पूरा करने में बड़ी चुनौती है|