Sunday, December 15, 2019

Books

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

Book Review: A Respectable Woman By Easterine Kire

Book Review: A Respectable Woman By Easterine Kire

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
Book Review: Against All Odds – Psychosocial Distress And Healing Among Women By Mahima Nayar

Book Review: Against All Odds – Psychosocial Distress And Healing Among Women By Mahima...

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Against all Odds: Psychosocial Distress and Healing among Women by Mahima Nayar is a book that tries to demystify common beliefs regarding madness, mental health and mental illness, when it comes to women.
Book Review: Purdah to Piccadilly by Zarina Bhatty

Book Review: Purdah To Piccadilly By Zarina Bhatty

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In Purdah to Piccadilly, Zarina Bhatty documents her journey from pre-Partition India to going to London for further studies to pursuing a PhD despite facing family opposition.
Book Review: Nagamandala By Girish Karnad

Book Review: Nagamandala By Girish Karnad

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Girish Karnad, through Nagamandala, exposes the exploitation and incarceration of women that occurs through the institution of marriage.

Book Review: I Want To Destroy Myself By Malika Amar Shaikh

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In I Want To Destroy Myself, Malika Amr Shaikh is unafraid to be unabashedly herself even if her opinions seem controversial, of reclaiming her identity from simply being Namdeo Dhasal’s ‘wife’, of destroying herself in order to recreate herself.

Book Review: A Life Less Ordinary By Baby Halder

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An extraordinary autobiography by domestic worker, Baby Halder who defies societal norms to define herself than be defined by others.

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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.