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In this section, find articles, book and film reviews, poems, photo-essays and art activism on Culture by Feminism in India.

Talvar Review: A Film That Raises Many Questions

Talvar will make you question the system even more!

Man’s World: A Good Attempt But Failed Execution

Man's World is a short series by YashRaj Films, which tries to show every sexism that women face via gender role reversals.

Smashing Patriarchy One Joke At A Time: Vasu Primlani Talks About Comedy & Perceptions

Meet Vasu Primlani, lean, green, queer and a comedian!
Book Review: 'Drawing The Line' Zubaan's Swanky New Graphic Novel

Book Review: ‘Drawing The Line’ Zubaan’s Swanky New Graphic Novel

Drawing The Line: see good Indian girls crossing the line!

Boys of Bangladesh launches first-ever Bangladeshi lesbian comic “Dhee”

Boys of Bangladesh launches Dhee, a lesbian comic character.

“An Ideal Girl”: An Excerpt From ‘Drawing The Line’, A Graphic Novel by Zubaan

We are thrilled to bring you an excerpt from Zubaan's awesome new graphic novel 'Drawing The Line: Indian Women Fight Back'.

Meet Aarthi: The Woman Behind The Popular Comic Series Royal Existentials

Royal Existentials is a weekly webcomic series that uses Indian vintage art and imagery to tell stories of historical (and contemporary) angst.

Skin Deep: A Photo Essay on Acid Attack Survivor Ritu

This photo essay attempts to shatter the myth of beauty that is represented and manufactured by the mainstream media. An attempt to envision the quote “beauty isn’t skin deep.”
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A Feminist Reading of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography

Orlando will alter the reader’s preconceived notions of male or female characteristics by highlighting socially structured gender & biological sex.

15 Books You Must Read To Understand Same-Sex Sexuality In India

Here's a curated – by no means exhaustive – list of books you can read to deepen your understanding of same-sex sexuality in India.

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Kalank Falls Flat As It Tries To Distract Its Audience With Its Extravagance

Kalank unabashedly glorifies toxic love, co-dependence in the name of marriage, and the male ego.

BJP And Feminism: How Has BJP Been Treating Indian Women?

A party with national prominence such as the BJP totes a venomous religiosity, that has berated the independence and self-reliance of women since the time of its inception.
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Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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