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.
magical women
Chudails, Damsels, & Goddesses, A Feminist Fantasy Of Familiar Women, Owning Their Power

The stories in Magical Women, a new anthology of feminist speculative fiction by women, edited by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, explore society, womanhood and identity via creative, fresh imaginations and new perspectives on old stories.

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Meet Shukla Lal, The Woman Of Many Stories Who Published Her First Book At 80
Shukla Lal

When age is just a number: meet Shukla Lal, an octogenarian, producing literary gems and spreading the joy of life at the ripe old age of 81!

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Mental Hai, So What? The Yellow Wallpaper Raised This Taboo Subject More Than A Century Ago

The recent controversy around Kangana Ranaut's upcoming movie, Mental Hai Kya? gets this author talking about The Yellow Wallpaper, a critical book that took up the issue of mental illness, far ahead of its time.

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Do You Know About This Astonishing Range Of Feminism In Literature; Past, Present, & Future?
feminism in literature

Feminism in literature has only grown in strength, from its inception in the works of the earliest female writers. Looking ahead, across genres, the future is feminist.

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If You Have BIG Writerly Dreams (Like Them), Let’s Talk About How To Get Published In India
How to get published in India

You're a writer who wants to make a career of your passion. Even if you can turn a phrase and weave a story wonderfully, getting published is a whole different ballgame.

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What Led This Mom To Have Her Husband’s Baby Via IVF After His Death?
a piece of him

Supriya Jain lost her husband in an accident after 15 years of married life. A Piece of Him is her effort to make sense of the grief following this tragic loss. This excerpt is published with permission from the publishers, Notion Press.

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