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?
In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.
Blasphemy: A Novel depicts the condition of women and underprivileged people of the lowest sphere and religious fundamentalism at its extreme.
'Learning True Love' is replete with instances of courage and strength as Sister Chan Khong faces double invisibilisation as a female social worker.
These South Asian writers who greatly contributed to queer literature helped me become further comfortable with my own identity.
The Mothers Of Manipur by Teresa Rehman captures the nuances of what went into the nude protest organised by Meira Paibis who sought justice.
Volga's 'The Liberation Of Sita' makes Ramayana relevant in a modern context where women have begun to question established notions of femininity.
In 'Hunger', Roxane Gay traces the journey of her reclaiming her body as she makes it a fortress, that protects her and becomes her.
'The Colour Purple' emerges out of the experiences of black women and the oppressive realities of the 1900s that continue to be relevant.
While men too face disadvantages in the patriarchal system, can we call it “oppression”? Marilyn Frye answers these in her work 'Oppression'.