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Nidhi Srivastava (nidhisrivastava) | 109 comments Mod
Looking for recommendations. We already have some here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/delhi...

Also, would "Feminism" as a theme work for Delhi?


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Shikha Gupta (shikhagupta) | 3 comments Feminism as a theme works for anywhere :)

Have you read How to Be a Woman? It's a more "accessible" feminism - so while it doesn't talk about the so-called larger issues like the gender gap in wages, the issues she touches upon are still relevant and maybe more so.


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Jaya Nidhi wrote: "Looking for recommendations. We already have some here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/delhi...

Also, would "Feminism" as a theme work for Delhi?"


Hey! can we get the list here? (I don't have an fb account...)


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Nidhi Srivastava (nidhisrivastava) | 109 comments Mod
Shikha wrote: "Feminism as a theme works for anywhere :)

Have you read How to Be a Woman? It's a more "accessible" feminism - so while it doesn't talk about the so-called larger issues like the g..."


Nope, haven't read that! Acquiring immediately, thanks!


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Nidhi Srivastava (nidhisrivastava) | 109 comments Mod
Jaya wrote: "Nidhi wrote: "Looking for recommendations. We already have some here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/delhi...

Also, would "Feminism" as a theme work for Delhi?"

Hey! ..."


The list, according to Delhi BYOB on fb:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Vagina Monologues
3. The Color Purple (Our Shared Shelf pick)
4. The God of Small Things?
5. Devdutt Pattanaik??
6. Sudha Murthy
7. Fire on the Mountain and Fasting, Feasting
8. Ismat Chughtai
9. Sultana's Dream
10. Non-fic by Kali for Women?
11. Daughters by Bharati Ray
12. Custody,The immigrant by Manju Kapur ,
13. Palace of Illusions and Arranged Marriage by Chitra Bannerjee 14. Divakaruni (not sure if it comes under feministic writing)
15. Look out for books by Jean Sasson, Betty Mahmoody,Nadia Hashimi etc in case of foreign writers
16. Kate Chopin
17. Anais Nin
18. This list: http://www.bustle.com/articles/111924...


message 6: by Jaya (new)

Jaya Nidhi wrote: "Jaya wrote: "Nidhi wrote: "Looking for recommendations. We already have some here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/delhi...

Also, would "Feminism" as a theme work for D..."


Great! Thanks.
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Shikha Gupta (shikhagupta) | 3 comments Ismat Chughtai never made it to our Hindi textbooks in school, so I'd never heard of her. But I happened to catch a reading/performance of some of her stories by Naseeruddin Shah, Heeba Shah and Ratna Pathak once and it was an absolute delight. I'm not sure I'll be able to comprehend that level of Urdu without the histrionics, but I definitely want to give reading it a shot.


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Anand Ganapathy | 8 comments recently read ' In a forest , a deer ' by famous Tamil writer CS Lakshmi ( Ambai ) and translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom. work of fiction but brilliant ( and most stories had a strong feminist theme ) . Highly recommended


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