Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: A book review!

I bought this copy at a second hand shop in Mumbai, when I was 19 and ready to go to college. Since then, I tried reading it twice and failed to finish it for the language was too much to get into and I felt discouraged. But I finally picked it up and I am … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: A book review!

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Padmarag and Sultana’s dream: a short book review.

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain is one of those writers who touched the deepest recesses of my heart with her poetic and empowering writing. While Sultana's dream is a story of a feminist utopia where women, with the help of science and technology, win wars and preside over the nation, Padmarag is a realistic version of it. … Continue reading Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Padmarag and Sultana’s dream: a short book review.

Why is it necessary for you to call yourself a feminist if you are one?

I have had this argument with a ton of people and they all state the same reasons like "modern feminism is not about equality anymore" and "feminists hate men and I don't hate men, so, I am not a feminist." But what do you really know other than some claims you heard off the internet? … Continue reading Why is it necessary for you to call yourself a feminist if you are one?

Persuasion by Jane Austen: A book review!

The title in itself is apt in describing the central theme of the story. Anne Elliot, daughter of Sir Elliot, belongs to a social class of higher standing. Sir Elliot, father of Anne and Miss Elizabeth Elliot, her sister, are both narcissistic and uncaring of Anne's wishes. They are selfish and vain. They care a … Continue reading Persuasion by Jane Austen: A book review!