Literature is considered the best source to understand and combat social issues. Read on as I summarize the #CauseAChatter 2021 series. By no means an exhaustive list. But essential reads nonetheless.
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Raising environmentally responsible children is not a choice anymore. It is a necessity. Children of today are going to inherit this damaged earth from us although we hope we can rectify that somehow. Needless to say, it is never too early to start them on environmentalism.
Lately, environmentalism and books on the environment have become mainstream. Popular authors such as Amitav Ghosh, Ramachandra Guha, and Madhav Gadgil have immensely contributed to it with their impactful writings. But not many are aware that India has a rich history of regional literature on the environment.
We have much-needed conversations around feminism, patriarchy, and LGBTQ+ equality. But there is one topic that is rarely talked about. One that not many even consider. The impact of toxic masculinity on men.
India is in the midst of Holocene extinction. Extinction as a result of human activity. Each year, over 150 species of plants and animals go extinct. It is now or never!
India is considered one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world. Before we get to saving the environment and conserving nature, we need to understand the biodiverse ecozones.
We live in the Anthropocene Epoch, an era of significant human impact on the earth’s geology and ecosystems. With the deteriorating state of our beloved planet, it is imperative now more than ever to understand the gravity of the situation.
As a final part of the #CauseAChatter mini-series on Mental Health Talks, I share book recommendations for family caregivers. Insightful narratives that provide family caregivers comfort and help them feel included.
Committed: A Memoir of Madness in the Family is a memoir detailing what it is like to grow up with a paranoid schizophrenia mother only to discover that the little sister shares a similar diagnosis of mental illness. Milana inspires us with her triumphs and resiliency and offers solace to those burdened with the role of caretaker to a family member with mental health issues.
Literature plays an important role in increasing social awareness and empathy. Throughout history and in recent times, authors have helped remove pre-conceived notions around mental illness. Shattering stereotypes. Busting myths and misconceptions.