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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.
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Why Is My Hair Curly? This Mother Is Asked By Her Daughter

Why is my hair curly? Asks a tween daughter to her mother, because the others in the family don't. Lakshmi Iyer's book Why Is My Hair Curly? addresses this conundrum.

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Women Have Always Been Uprooted To Go Elsewhere, So What Does ‘Home’ Mean To Us?
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Annie Zaidi explores the meaning of 'home' and 'belonging' through the experience of travel, in her memoir Bread, Cement, Cactus.

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The Little Matter Of Indulging In Sex As A New Mom: Why Isn’t It On My List Of Priorities?
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Think. Where does sex figure in a new mom's schedule or even life? Is it even a thing? Pooja Pande banishes all such doubts in this excerpt from her new book Momspeak.

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Top 10 Books & Literature Posts On Women’s Web For Your Reading Pleasure
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Reviews, soul searching & feminist theme explorations, essential books to read, and even insightful interviews with authors - here's to #ADecadeOfWomensWeb

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12 Shades Of Love That Are More Than Just A Beautiful Feeling: Passion, Desire, & Power Play Too!
Love Is Not A Word

In Love Is Not A Word : The Culture and Politics of Desire, an anthology of essays curated by Debotri Dhar, love emerges in all its complexities, nuances and forms.

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Look At Anxiety In An Indian Cultural Context To Address It, Says Clinical Psychologist Sonali Gupta
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Clinical Psychologist and author Sonali Gupta speaks about her book Anxiety: Overcome it and live without Fear; and a need to deal with anxiety in an Indian cultural context.

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