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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.
What Makes Someone A Mother?

Dr Pragya Agarwal's book (M)otherhood: On the choices of being a woman stands out amongst the saturated niche of books on motherhood in its attempt to be inclusive, but what does it give an ordinary hands-on mother?

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As A Cancer Survivor In My Teens, Shormistha Mukherjee’s Cancer Memoir Validated My Feelings
Shormistha Mukherjee

When I read that Shormistha Mukherjee was able to draw boundaries I could see the difference in our experiences. But for the first time, I was also validated. I wasn’t wrong to have those feelings of guilt, fear, shame, loss of self esteem.

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‘(Married) Women Want It Less’ We’re Told, But Have Men Ever Tried To Find Out What Is Killing Their Libido?
The Reluctant Mother

It's a marital problem that is far too common, and needs to be pondered over. An excerpt from The Reluctant Mother: A Story No One Wants To Tell by Zehra Naqvi.

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‘The Elephant In The Womb’ By Kalki Koechlin Is A Funny & Heart-Warming Pregnancy Book!
Kalki Koechlin

In the book, Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin mentions a funny incident where she ran between cars & broken pavements to reach her crying baby faster!

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I Recommend Everyone To Read ‘The Last Girl: My Story Of Captivity, And My Fight Against The Islamic State’! 
the last girl

What happens to a 21-year-old's dreams when militants attack her peaceful village? This Nobel Prize winning book by Nadia Murad is not an easy read, but should be read by all!

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Every Girl Should Read Anne Of Green Gables Coz She Was Truly Ahead By A Century!

When I look back sometimes I wish that I did read this novel sooner. If you still have not, do get your hands on it. Anne Shirley Cuthbert is an acquaintance that you would like to make.

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