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.
4 Badass Fictional Women Who Have Been My Greatest Inspirations!

As an inveterate reader since childhood, fictional characters have seemed very real to me, and so many badass women that I met there have been my greatest inspirations! Since childhood, I have been an avid reader. My parents got me my first library card at the age of six and there was no looking back since. I have […]

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‘The Moment Of Lift’ By Melinda Gates Introduced Me To My Inner Self, Again
Melinda Gates The Moment of Lift

Melinda Gates' book The Moment of Lift surprised me by showing myself a mirror, and inspiring a soul search about my privilege and what I can do.

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If We See Boys Having All The Fun In Fiction, How Can We Have Equality In Real Life?
boys having all the fun

Most of literature has boys having all the fun, with female characters supporting them. How, then, are people going to have a precedent for real girls and women having adventures in the world?

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

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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