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#MeToo, #TimesUp, A Room of One's Own, Australia, Canada, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Egypt, Elena Favilli, Elif Shafak, Featured, Feminism, Feminist Stories, Feminst Books, France, Francesca Cavallo, Germaine Greer, Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls, Headscarves & Hymens, India, Iran, Italy, Margaret Atwood, Marjane Satrapi, Mona Eltahawy, Nigeria, NoViolet Bulawayo, Online Exclusive, Persepolis, Simone de Beauvoir, Sylvia Plath, The Bastard of Istanbul, The Bell Jar, The Female Eunuch, The Handmaid's Tale, The Second Sex, Turkey, Under Western Eyes, United Kingdom, United States, Virginia Woolf, We Need New Names, We Should All Be Feminists, Zimbabwe
November 14, 2018

A comprehensive list of books from all over the world that help navigate the true meaning and impact of feminism
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Alberto Ruy-Sánchez, Authors, best books, Books, Deborah Moggach, Eran Hadas, Featured, Literature festivals, Molly Crabapple, Online Exclusive, Susannah Clapp, Tata Literature Live! Festival 2018

Plus, where to catch them and what to read before you do
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Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, The Rabbit & The Squirrel — A Love Story About Friendship, Award-winning author

His latest work The Rabbit & The Squirrel — A Love Story About Friendship is a touching fable, exploring the nuances of relationships. Award-winning author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi writes about why sometimes silence really is golden
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Andal, Books, Exclusive, Featured, Kodhai, Online, Sharanya Manivannan, The Queen Of Jasmine Country
October 26, 2018

Sharanya Manivannan, author and poet, and poet-saint Andal are separated by hundreds of years. And yet, Manivannan reimagines Andal’s childhood in a debut novel that feels as fresh and relevant to our times as it is to the ninth century
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Kalpana Swaminathan

What’s it like for authors to grow with protagonists that they write about over multiple books? Acclaimed writer Kalpana Swaminathan talks about her favourite leading lady, Lalli the detective, from her series of crime mysteries
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Books, Featured, Naveen Kishore, Online Exclusive, Seagull Books

A Midwife’s Tale

Text by Sholeen Damarwala

Naveen Kishore of Seagull Books has been cajoling readers to explore new kinds of writing without allowing “safe reader-led choices” to dictate his book lists
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Exclusive excerpt, Featured, Feminism, Feminist Rani, Kalki Koechlin, Meghna Pant, Online Exclusive, Penguin Random House

The book authored by Meghna Pant and Shaili Chopra features a collection of compelling conversations with opinion leaders who advocate gender equality. Here's an excerpt from Kalki Koechlin's interview about her childhood, marriage and her struggle to break stereotypes
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Sailaja Joshi, Indian-American publisher

Indian-American publisher Sailaja Joshi is determined to fill bookshelves across America with literature that's more inclusive
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American Gods, Anansi Boys, Authors, Books, Coraline, Featured, Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology, Online Exclusive, The Ocean at the end of the Lane, Twitter, Zee Jaipur Literature Fest 2018, Zee Jaipur Literature Festival
August 02, 2018

It’s a good omen for the literary festival as the celebrated author, best known for his fantasy writings just replied to a fan's tweet confirming his plans to visit India...
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Akbar, Books, Featured, Feminism, Heroines, History, India, Ira Mukhoty, Mughals, Online Exclusive, Power, Shah Jahan, Women
June 22, 2018

Ladies of the royal zenana were "relentlessly independent, well travelled and audacious", says the author about the queens she writes about in her latest tome...
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Murder In Seven Acts — Lalli Mysteries, Kalpana Swaminathan, Speaking Tiger, A Murder On Malabar Hill — Perveen Mistry Investigates, Sujata Massey, Penguin Random House India, Death At The Durbar, Arjun Raj Gaind, Harper Black/Harpercollins India

Verve’s reads for the month will take you on a roller-coaster ride complete with suspense, satire and spellbinding stories
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Strangers No More — New Narratives From India’s Northeast, Sanjoy Hazarika, Aleph Book Company,Indian Instincts, Miniya Chatterji, Viking/Penguin Random House India, Why I Am A Hindu, Shashi Tharoor, Aleph Book Company, 100 Great Indian Poems, Edited By Abhay K., Bloomsbury India

The turn of every page of these reads will take you on a journey through our country’s vast and varied legacy
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