Books
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.
‘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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Which One Of The Two Was Her Real Birth Mother?
Sarojini's Mother review

Kunal Basu's Sarojini's Mother looks at the search for a birth mother by an adoptee, a literal puzzle that needs to be solved.

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16-Yr-Old Vedika Sharma Shows Boys They Don’t Need To ‘Man Up’ To Fit Toxic Norms
Vedika Sharma

Teenage author Vedika Sharma demolishes the toxic norm of 'boys will be boys' that prevents boys and men from being fully themselves, through her pathbreaking book Boys Will Be Better.

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My First Experience Of Sisterhood As A Fairly Privileged 13 Year Old Girl On My Periods
One Foot on the Ground Shanta Gokhale memoir excerpt

An interesting excerpt from Shanta Gokhale's empowering memoir One Foot On The Ground: A Life Told Through the Body, that won the Crossword Book Award in the English Non-fiction (Jury) category at their 2019 edition.

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Giving The Oft Overlooked Women Of Mythology A Voice – Kavita Kané Tells Us Why She Writes About Them

Right from Surpankha to Ahalya to Urmila, Kavita Kané has written about these 'neglected' women of mythology simply because they deserve a voice too!

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When Diverse Women’s Voices From India, Pakistan, & Bangladesh Bridge The Gap Between Cultures

Rakshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta bring us a rich collection of stories by women writers, from the three countries of the subcontinent that were once one, rooted in the reality of its women.

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