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.
Alia’s ‘Dear Zindagi’ Made Mental Health A Household Word, But We Need More Stories

'If only we could all talk about our fears, our hopes, our aspirations and, most importantly, our imperfections without worrying about being tagged, stigmatised, and ostracised...'

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6 Teenage Murder Mystery Books And Series For People Of All Ages
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So many YA books are extraordinary in that both teens and adults can read them - the themes are complex enough for all ages, like in these teenage murder mystery books.

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As A Trans Woman, I’m Just As Much A Woman As You Are
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars review

It made me realize that the trials and tribulations of a transgender person aren’t different at all. And that a transgender person’s world and life isn’t much different from my own.

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Why Arita Sarkar’s Book ‘Kidnapped’ Is A Necessary, Even If A Brutal Read

Kidnapped is a difficult read. Arita Sarkar makes no bones about her presentation either, and that’s virtually non-negotiable because of the topic she addresses.

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Sky Is Not The Limit For These Magnificent Women at ISRO In The Mars Mission
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Minnie Vaid's book Those Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines – ISRO’s Mission to Mars tells the story of ISRO women scientists.

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Why Indian Women Need To Be More ‘Besharam’ And Not Let Anyone Shame Us For Our Choices
Besharam

In a society where women are routinely shamed for their choices and also for things beyond their control, Priya-Alika Elias' book Besharam is required reading.

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