Desi Feminist Literature

Books by Desi women that I read, liked, and have feminist elements to them (in no particular order). I’ll add to the list as I read more books.

  1. Neela: Victory Song by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  2. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  3. You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
  4. Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
  5. The Good Talk by Mira Jacob
  6. White Dancing Elephants by Chaya Bhuvaneswar
  7. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
  8. Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar
  9. Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  10. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  11. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  12. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  13. Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  14. Pashmina By Nidhi Chanani
  15. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkataraman
  16. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  17. The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair
  18. Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
  19. The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani
  20. The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
  21. Beneath My Mother’s Feet by Amjed Qamar
  22. The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  23. Aruna’s Journeys by Jyostna Sreenivasan
  24. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  25. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
  26. Sita’s Ramayana by Samhita Arni
  27. Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu
  28. The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

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