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Our books section includes reviews of books by women writers in India, and/or with notable female characters. We also interview upcoming and well-known women writers in India on their work, and on life when writing in India.
Anukrti Upadhyay
I Believe Stories Are Very Powerful, And Can Help Healing In These Traumatic Times

Anukrti Upadhyay, author of Daura and Bhaunri, takes you headlong into the rich world of folktales in her books, and tells us how her childhood was full of these.

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8 Noted Female Indian Authors Who Fought Patriarchy Through Their Writing

These fearless female Indian authors refused to let the patriarchy drown their voices. Have you read them yet?

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Our Current Reality Is On A Highway To Hell, But Sometimes Imaginary Horror Helps Cope
Route 13 Highway to Hell

Route 13: Highway To Hell, an anthology of horror stories by members of the writing collective, The Hive, uses fiction as a medium to explore some everyday horrors.

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Mahabharata’s Stree Parva Comes After The War; Could War Have Been Avoided If It Had Been Earlier?
Mahabharatee

When I read the Mahabharata, this question came to me - what if the women had met together to have a discussion before war? With this, I came up with Mahabharatee - The five women who defined womanhood.

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Kavita Krishnan On Why Women’s Safety Shouldn’t Mean A Patriarchal Control Of Their Lives

Control of women's voices, lives, bodies is the norm, under the guise of 'protection' and 'women's safety'. Can we ever achieve Fearless Freedom? Activist Kavita Krishnan's new book explores this.

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‘My Daughters Have Been As Good As Or Better Than Sons Can Be’

My mother says, ‘School bus fees made an additional dent in the family budget, but we didn’t want to take any chances with the girls’ safety.’

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