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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.
Vedika Sharma
16-Yr-Old Vedika Sharma Shows Boys They Don’t Need To ‘Man Up’ To Fit Toxic Norms

Teenage author Vedika Sharma demolishes the toxic norm of 'boys will be boys' that prevents boys and men from being fully themselves, through her pathbreaking book Boys Will Be Better.

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My First Experience Of Sisterhood As A Fairly Privileged 13 Year Old Girl On My Periods
One Foot on the Ground Shanta Gokhale memoir excerpt

An interesting excerpt from Shanta Gokhale's empowering memoir One Foot On The Ground: A Life Told Through the Body, that won the Crossword Book Award in the English Non-fiction (Jury) category at their 2019 edition.

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Giving The Oft Overlooked Women Of Mythology A Voice – Kavita Kané Tells Us Why She Writes About Them

Right from Surpankha to Ahalya to Urmila, Kavita Kané has written about these 'neglected' women of mythology simply because they deserve a voice too!

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When Diverse Women’s Voices From India, Pakistan, & Bangladesh Bridge The Gap Between Cultures

Rakshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta bring us a rich collection of stories by women writers, from the three countries of the subcontinent that were once one, rooted in the reality of its women.

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Mayuri Purkayastha Built A Library In A Govt School In Maharashtra By Crowdsourcing Books
Mayuri Purkayastha

Government schools in India lack many educational facilities like a good library. Mayuri Purkayastha speaks of one such she built in Bhosari, through crowdsourcing.

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I’m Not A Failure Just ‘Coz I’m A Stay-at-home Woman Who Likes To Read Good Books!

For stay-at-home women, there is judgement when it comes to everything. But break these shackles! Read what you want, watch what you choose. It's your life, after all. 

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