A gripping blend of history and fiction, this book is a fascinating and inspiring portrait of the young Laxmibai, the extraordinary states person and fighter whom India has never forgotten.
Women’s participation in urban areas was low initially but dropped further from 17 percent in 2004–05 to 14 per cent in 2017–18 for all ages, and from 23 per cent to 18 per cent for women above fifteen years of age.
Shakeela Bano’s qawwali was popular across board―from aristocrats and connoisseurs of music, to the common man on the street.
Read an excerpt from Black Warrant, the most intimate and raw account of India’s judicial and criminal justice system.
Read an excerpt from author Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay’s hallucinatory and explosively sensual new novel, The Yogini.
Read this excerpt from the collection of short stories This Is How It Took Place, by late author Rudrakshi Bhattacharjee.
Read an excerpt from the book Taboo by Nirmala Govindarajan, which is inspired by the lives of under-aged girls who are kidnapped and trafficked.
Read an excerpt from Dharini Bhaskar’s book These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light, which explores the autonomy that women have.
Read an excerpt from the book Shakti by Rajorshi Chakraborti, which is an astute commentary on the status of women in India as well as our current political moment.
Author Subhashini Prasad’s Not Really Indian is a collection of ten short stories about women who have challenged stereotypes and have a unique relationship with India.
Read an excerpt from Shuma Raha’s The Swap, a sparkling social novel about sex, marriage and morality.
My Mother’s Lover and Other Stories by author Sumana Roy is a collection of fourteen stories about people who suffer from curious ailments.