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  1. Shail Thosani
    January 20, 2021 @ 6:37 pm

    The plight of dalit women is very very disheartening indeed! There nothing much that we even do about it, we read about them and the struggles they go through. I am happy you choose to bring up such a sensitive topic for #causeachatter, I will be buying the book on Amazon.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:19 pm

      Thank you Shail. That is so true. Writing Caste/Writing Gender should be made required reading.

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      • Ujjwal Mishra
        January 25, 2021 @ 1:02 pm

        These are some ni e recommendations. Will add it to my TBR list.

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  2. Sonia Dogra
    January 20, 2021 @ 7:28 pm

    So commendable of you to pick these books up Ritu. I shall look forward to your reviews. I’m read The Colour Purple at the moment and how it’s breaking my heart!

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:20 pm

      Thank you Sonia. I am yet to read The Colour Purple, have been hearing so much about it.

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  3. Monidipa
    January 20, 2021 @ 10:35 pm

    Dalit women’s lives are difficult… This topic is sensitive and worth a discussion… These books are indeed good!
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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:21 pm

      Thank you Monidipa

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  4. Alpana Deo
    January 21, 2021 @ 2:00 am

    These books looks like a true reading and are of a calling and thought provoking reads. I agree, we can learn so much from books. Literature has so much tell us.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:23 pm

      Exactly Alpana. Literature plays a very important role in shaping our ideas.

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  5. Abhijit Ray
    January 21, 2021 @ 10:33 am

    A very informative post. A must read for readers interested in the topic.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:23 pm

      Thank you.

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  6. Suhasini I.P.
    January 21, 2021 @ 2:53 pm

    Your book list is impressive Ritu. I will look forward for your reviews, as I haven’t read this kind of books till date and I can very well take a guess that those books need a strong heart and mind to digest the facts.

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    • Purba Chakraborty
      January 23, 2021 @ 5:54 pm

      What amazing book recommendations! Thank you for this enriching post.

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      • Ritu
        January 24, 2021 @ 10:28 pm

        Thank you so much Purba

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

      Thank you, Suhasini. That is quite right. Sometimes, we need to read difficult books.

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  7. Swati Mathur
    January 21, 2021 @ 3:23 pm

    I have not read any book on feminism yet. Will pick few from your wonderful list. thanks for sharing . These are definitely must read books.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:36 pm

      Thank you Swati. These books are a great start.

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  8. Prerna Wahi
    January 21, 2021 @ 5:51 pm

    This is a good list of must read books. I will check them out too.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:36 pm

      Thank you Prerna

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  9. Surbhi Prapanna
    January 22, 2021 @ 6:02 am

    I am also doing #Causeachatter this year and excited to read posts from other fellow bloggers too. your theme “Gender talk” is really great and the books that you had mentioned in this post sounds really amazing. all the best for challenge.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:38 pm

      Thank you Surbhi. I am yet to catch up on the #CauseAChatter posts. Looking forward to reading yours. Best wishes to you too.

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  10. Ninu Nair
    January 22, 2021 @ 11:48 am

    I really need to go beyond ‘We Should All be Feminists’! I didn’t know of any other book except Ishmat Chugtai’s from your recommendations and haven’t read that one. So am taking a note and will definitely add them to my TBR.

    It is great that you have taken up #CauseAChatter this year and what an amazing way to execute the dialogue on feminism and gender equality. Ritu, my best wishes to you!

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Ninu. There are so many excellent reads. I am hoping to bring them to the fore throughout the series.

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  11. Sonia Madaan
    January 22, 2021 @ 3:48 pm

    I am loving your posts. I have never picked up such topic till now. Lifting the veil seems to be a good read. Thanks for sharing books of some unknown authors too.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:42 pm

      Thank you, Sonia. That is an excellent pick. The purpose of my blog has always been to promote lesser-known books and authors who deserve more recognition.

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  12. Vasumathi
    January 22, 2021 @ 5:29 pm

    Though Iam more of a fiction reader, I always champion women’s causes and bat for equal rights and zero gender discrimination. Some of the books look really promising.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:43 pm

      Thank you Vasumathi. Stay tuned for the next post in the series where I will be recommending fiction books.

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  13. Sivaranjini. A
    January 23, 2021 @ 7:28 pm

    The first book got me interested very easily as you said there are certain things like that we remain silent as we know a very little would get better for us being women.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:47 pm

      That is so true, Sivaranjini. But it is high time to break the silence.

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  14. Harjeet Kaur
    January 23, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

    You are a true blue Bibliophile, Ritu. You read so many books and review them too for us. Indian books have finally found readers. I would love to read Ismat Chugtai’s Lifting the veil. Chup and Seeing like a feminist too sound very promising. You motivate me to start reading again.
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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:50 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Harjeet 🙂

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  15. Abha Singh
    January 24, 2021 @ 5:19 am

    That’s a great list of books. I will definitely try to read some of them. Your post is very motivating.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:50 pm

      Thank you Abha

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  16. Archana Srivastava
    January 24, 2021 @ 10:28 am

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful list of recommendations of books on feminism. I am looking forward to reading your posts for Cause a chatter.
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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:52 pm

      Thank you Archana

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  17. Srishti Rajeev
    January 24, 2021 @ 5:37 pm

    I absolutely love visiting your blog. These recommendations are required and as humans we must read them, not that only women must read this, men too must read and understand the perspective.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:54 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Srishti. Completely agree, these books need to read by men too.

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  18. Sindhu Vinod Narayan
    January 24, 2021 @ 7:11 pm

    I really love the books that you’ve chosen that would be part of your posts. The plight of dalit women is seriously something that needs more consideration

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:56 pm

      Thank you Sindhu

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  19. jyoti
    January 24, 2021 @ 8:57 pm

    Dalit women’s lives are difficult. This topic is sensitive and worth a discussion..That’s a great list of books

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:57 pm

      Thank you, Jyoti. A very important topic and we need more books on them.

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  20. Priyanka Nair
    January 24, 2021 @ 9:11 pm

    Honestly speaking Ritu, I haven’t read any of them, so thank you for introducing such books to me 🙂

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:58 pm

      My pleasure, Priyanka 🙂

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  21. Bhawna Shah
    January 24, 2021 @ 10:35 pm

    You have opted a good topic for reading, and seriously I never thought of reading such books. But I am impressed with the Dalit women written by Ms. Sharmila.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:58 pm

      Thank you Bhawna.

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  22. Amritha Srinath
    January 24, 2021 @ 10:47 pm

    What a great compilation of books Ritu. I have heard a lot about Ismat Chughtai and adding this to my TBR. Also, recommending these less known books for #causeachatter is one of the best ways to gather knowledge on these subjects.

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    • Ritu
      January 24, 2021 @ 10:59 pm

      Thank you Amritha. There is so much literature out there on the topic that people do not know about.

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  23. Nehal Roy
    January 24, 2021 @ 11:34 pm

    This post is amazing. i have never thought to read such but your words are motivating me to do so. Thanks and keep writing.

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    • Ritu
      January 31, 2021 @ 11:48 pm

      Thank you Nehal 🙂

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  24. Urvashi
    January 25, 2021 @ 12:40 am

    i will read these books in full josh but you know what in the back of my head an idea is jumping around that once you read it you will never be able to unread. I like many other women have been conditioned to think and behave and be like a women in this world. so now my dilemma is to be or not to be.

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    • Ritu
      January 31, 2021 @ 11:50 pm

      That is true Urvashi. But we do need to read difficult books. For our sake and for the sake of our girls.

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  25. Payal Shankar
    January 25, 2021 @ 11:39 am

    These are very thought provoking books and definitely the kind of Literature we all need to read and imbibe from. 🙂

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    • Ritu
      January 31, 2021 @ 11:50 pm

      Exactly Payal. These books need to be read.

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  26. Leha
    January 28, 2021 @ 9:26 pm

    You’re sooo right in saying Literature is one of the best ways to address social issues. A good story lives forever, imprinted in humanity

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    • Ritu
      January 31, 2021 @ 11:52 pm

      Exactly Leha. And as always, thank you for the guidance and for helping me shape up the series 🙂

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