These are best 10 Indian feminist books you need to read right away.
Chughtai’s stories created an uproar in the conservative Indian society because of unorthodox themes of homosexuality and female sexuality.
This feminist narrative unfolds in a Muslim household, where our protagonist Laila is raised by her orthodox aunt.
This retelling of the Indian epic Mahabharata uses a powerful female voice to recount age old events that have always been portrayed in the light of patriarchy.
These are powerful, impactful, no-nonsense stories revolving around the female body. ‘Draupadi’ follows a tribal woman, Dopdi who is captured by the special forces.
Rukmini, the protagonist of this bold and beautiful novel, is a child bride at the age of twelve. But as she matures into a woman, she never moulds into a demure, despondent wife.
In this story of the unravelling of a marriage, Jaya realizes after seventeen years that she has no individual identity.
This exploration of marriage, love and selfhood centres on Shrimati and Shrikant, neighbours in Hubli.
Tagore’s classic portrays as its central character an unorthodox widow who sets out to get illicitly what society wont give her licitly.
This novel by one of India’s greatest novelists who believed in ‘the socially purposeful novel’ tackles two of India’s greatest social evils – dowry and child marriage.
In this intensely non-conformist book, Gupta’s narrator recounts a whole day reminiscing about the men she has fantasized about.