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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.
A Remarkable Feminist Translation By Meena Kandasamy, Of Thiruvalluvar Classic Tirukkural: The Book Of Desire

Kandasamy liberates the Tirukkural from its patriarchal translations, and firmly establishes the lovers as people who revel in their sexual and sensual attraction towards each other.

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Salini Vineeth’s Lost Edges Addresses Mental Health Issues Through A Nuanced Narrative
Lost Edges

I loved how Salini Vineeth's Lost Edges wonderfully and effectively champions seeking help and counseling both for personal and interpersonal issues.

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When Women Find Their Tribe And Decide To Take Back Their Power!
the bandit queens

For women, it is important that they find their tribe. And the women in this book do find their tribe and they are the stronger for it.

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Why Savarna Readers Must Read Yogesh Maitreya’s Memoir ‘Water In A Broken Pot’

"Death for Dalits is metaphorical. An 'Untouchable' never existed as a person worthy of respect from society or recognised as a mind. He was simply invisible, except when his labour was extracted, exploited and used for free…"

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Sujatha Gidla’s Memoir Shows That Education Can’t Cure The Caste-Gender-Poverty Curse
Sujatha Gidla

Sujatha Gidla's parents were both educated and worked as school teachers, yet, their caste followed them- they remained Untouchables. No matter how hard they worked, the family could not shake off poverty or untouchability.

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Living Solo By Choice, I Realised Society’s Deep Need To Protect Male Privilege! 
Sumaa Tekur

A few months into living alone, I realized that I had unknowingly and unintentionally offended the traditionalists by living in my own space, minding my own business, and paying my own bills.

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