Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Books

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

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.
Book Review: Vanmam – Vendetta By Bama

Book Review: Vanmam – Vendetta By Bama

Bama's Vanmam: Vendetta explores the intensity of the rivalry between two Dalit communities, the Pallars and the Parayars.
Book Excerpt: Barsa By Kadeeja Mumtas

Book Excerpt: Barsa By Kadeeja Mumtas

Barsa, written by Kadeeja Mumtas, is the first Malayalam novel to be set in Saudi Arabia and as its introduction states, is a record of "a woman’s scrutiny of Islamic scriptures and Muslim life".

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Sexism Is In The Air: Female Flight Attendants Await Their Feminist Revolution

Using Female flight attendants to sexually titillate the passengers is result of a deeply sexist mindset which has resulted in the aviation industry having an unequal and unsafe work environment.

Chandrayaan 2: The Rocket Women Breaking The Glass Ceilings In STEM

Developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1, to the Moon’s South Polar Region.
Relief for Assam And Bihar Floods: How You Can Contribute

Relief Funds For Assam And Bihar Floods: Here Is How You Can Contribute

There are some Government offices, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and corporations which have set up fundraisers for the floods where people can donate money as well as other material aid for the disaster-stricken states.
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