Monday, December 16, 2019

Books

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

Book Review: Gaysia: Adventures In The Queer East By Benjamin Law

Book Review: Gaysia–Adventures In The Queer East By Benjamin Law

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Benjamin Law’s Gaysia is an absorbing read filled with quirky humour and informative facts about the diverse queer culture in Southeast Asia.
Book Review: Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women By Kaveh Basmenji

Book Review: Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women Edited By Kaveh Basmenji

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Afsaneh: Short Stories By Iranian Women By Kaveh Basmenji, was a heartbreaking book to read and I wept throughout while reading it....
Book Review: Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography By Richa Kaul Padte

Book Review: Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography By Richa Kaul Padte

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Cyber Sexy disseminates how the meaning of pornography is contextual and looks at how men from a certain class, caste and economic background not only define pornography for all, but also create laws around it.

Book Review: Mehboob Murderer By Nupur Anand

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Mehboob Murderer by Nupur Ananad is a fast-paced thriller set in Mumbai. The story revolves around a shootout, as an 80-year-old Café Mehboob is targeted by a murderer and suddenly the city is no more just about locals, floods and stars.

Book Review: Fragments Of A Life By Mythili Sivaraman

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Fragments of a Life recognises the inherent privilege that comes with certain castes and classes while dissecting the patriarchal notions of the family.

Book Review: Woman Hating By Andrea Dworkin

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Andrea Dworkin's Woman Hating is powerful, point-black and direct. She attacks the standards of beauty, set for women and opposes the tolerance of pain and romanticisation of that pain.
Book Review: Lamps In A Whirlpool (Suzhalil Mithakkum Deepangal) By Rajam Krishnan

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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rupan deol bajaj and KPS GIll

KPS Gill – The Sexual Harasser Remembered As A Supercop

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Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior IAS officer, took KPS Gill to court over a case of sexual harassment and won it – the first woman to do so.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.