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Explore the best of books from Indian/ South Asian women writers. We have curated inspiring, outstanding, and ambitious writings by women that explore socio-cultural and gender issues.

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The Woman Behind Gandhi: Kasturba

Kastur is long dead, but she lives on in the pages of her “fictional” diary…. Renowned author Neelima Dalmia Adhar lays it bare to tell the world what it meant to be Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Mira Sethi | Are you enjoying? | Perspective in a new...

Mira Sethi is out with her debut collection of short stories .. Are you enjoying.  I loved the short stories

Twinkle Khanna: 3 Women Heroes from When I Grow UP...

Listen to Twinkle Khanna as we talk about career, passion, and her new book When I Grow Up I Want To Be


A fresh Outlook on Life and Literature: Subversions by Shashi Deshpande

Join us in conversation with Nancy Ellen Batty and Dieter Riemenschneider on book “Subversions” by Shashi Deshpande.  Nancy Ellen Batty is a Canadian researcher who...

The Quest of Wildlife Conservation: From The Heart of Nature

Join us in conversation with Pamela Gale-Malhotra on her book "From the Heart of Nature." Pamela is an Author, Co-founder, and Trustee at SAI Sanctuary Trust. She was...

How to Liftoff Yourself and Pursue Your Passion?

When was the last time you indulged in a pet passion? But, unfortunately, when Life takes over, we often end up NOT doing what...

Devi, Diva or She-Devil: We are Wonder Women

Let’s explore the complex issues faced by Indian women at the workplace with Sudha Menon. Sudha is an Author, Motivational Speaker, and Founder of Get...

The Acrobat | Nandana Dev Sen

Feminism, poetry, language and love with Nandana Dev Sen. We will also discuss the translation of Acrobat

Avishi: Warrrior Queen in the Rig Veda | Queen Vishpala...

The Book Avishi is a mythological fiction based on Queen Vishpala, the one with an iron leg and Vedic India's progress in science.

Boy’s Don’t Cry | Meghna Pant | Based on a True...

Meghna Pant is a multiple award-winning author, feminist, speaker, journalist and columnist.  She is known as one of India’s best writers.  Her latest book...

Top books about Ramayana: Recasting Women in Mythology

Have you ever wondered about the story of Ramayana from the perspective of a woman character? The story has iconic women characters who do not get their due. But some Indian authors are challenging the patriarchal narrative of Ramayana and giving a voice to the women of Ramayana.

Top Books by Women about Consent: Tackling India’s Rape Culture

Why is education on Consent absent in India? Read about Top Books by Women about Consent. Indian women writers, feminists and activists have written these books. They expose a culture that normalises rape and help us understand consent.

What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape

What We Talk About When We Talk about Rape, written by Sohaila Abdulali, is an honest and hopeful examination of sexual assault and the discourse around it. She writes about rape culture and makes the reader question how we are raising young adults. This shifts the onus of the prevention of sexual assault onto men. She writes from the perspective of a survivor, writer, counsellor, and activist. Abdulali talks about affirmative consent. She emphasizes the need to respect your sexual partner. She also points to the lack of healthy sex education in India. 

Feminism in India: Top 5 Feminist Reads

This blog is all you need to know about Feminism in India. India is home to exceptional books written by bold and fierce feminists. India's feminist writers have been smashing patriarchy for decades.

Top Feminist Writers of India: Shaping the Women’s Movements

Indian Feminists have fought to secure the rights and freedoms of women for decades. Let's learn about them and who they are!

Top Must-Read Feminist Books

These feminist books explore traditional Indian society from a female perspective and a feminist lens. Indian Feminist writers shed new light on the domestic and social aspects of womanhood. Here are the Top Must-Read Feminist Books:

Top books by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Recasting female icons in Indian...

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has mastered many forms of writing- poetry, mythological retellings, essays and stories. Her fiction explores history and magical realism with a strong undercurrent of feminism.

Mahabharata Unravelled | Women in the Mahabharata | Ami Ganatra

Ami Ganatra’sbook Mahabharata Unravelled: Lesser-Known Facets of a Well-Known History takes us through questions that still tend to mystify us

Top 11 Books from Top Indian Women Writers

Wondering what to read next? We have compiled a list of our Top 11 books by Top Indian Women authors that we read in 2021.

Searching for Sheela | Netflix | Ma Anand Sheela

‘Searching For Sheela’ follows and captures Ma Anand Sheela’s first visit to India in over three decades. An exclusive.