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    14 Empowering Feminist Books You Should Add To Your Reading List

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    1. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay - ₹935

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    This book is a funny and insightful collection of personal essays written from the perspective of a woman of colour in contemporary society, about her journey of becoming a woman, growing up, and understanding herself and the world around her. Get it here.

    2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - ₹179

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    Although this classic may not have originally been intended to be feminist book, the heart-touching story of four ordinary women making their way in the world against all odds in a society where all women are expected to do is get married and have children, Alcott’s literary masterpiece has become an inspirational book to girls all over the globe. Get it here.

    3. Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit - ₹724

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    If you’ve ever heard of, or personally experienced the term ‘mansplaining’, you should definitely check out this witty essay about the conversations between men and women, and men’s assumptions about the things women do and do not know. Get it here.

    4. Chup: Breaking The Silence About India’s Women by Deepa Narayan - ₹699

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    This honest and extremely raw collection of detailed interviews of over 600 Indian men and women will make you question everything you thought you knew about what being a feminist means in modern India. Get it here.

    5. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai - ₹224

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    The extraordinary life story of the girl who fought against the Taliban for her right to an education, and almost paid for it with her life. Get it here.

    6. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - ₹208

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    In this deeply personal essay adapted from her TedX talk, the book offers it’s a readers a new and unique take on the definition of feminism, based on the life and experiences of the author. Get it here.

    7. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir - ₹806

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    This book is a psychological, biological and sociological study of the female gender and what it means to be a woman in today’s society, and it’s hard hitting impact will stay with you long after you turn the final pages of the book. Get it here.

    8. A Room Of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf - ₹159

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    This book dwells on the societal biases and differences between the two genders. Virginia Woolf’s legendary book is based around the idea that women must have their own creative and financial space to write and work. Get it here.

    9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood - ₹379

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    Now a famous television series, this fictional story is set in a dystopian universe where Offred, the protagonist, is a handmaid, who’s main job is to procreate, or be hanged. This gripping page-turner will haunt you long after you’re done with the book. Get it here.

    10. She Goes to War: Women Militants of India by Rashmi Saksena - ₹170

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    This is a collection of stories about strong and brave women who abandoned conventional womanly roles and took on the role of army militants. Get it here.

    11. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - ₹414

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    This iconic book is a simple yet deeply personal memoir of Maya Angelou’s childhood and young adulthood, stories of growing up with her grandma, being a young woman of colour, and the terrible trauma of being abused by her mother’s lover. Maya Angelou weaves magic with her words, and this book should definitely be on every woman’s reading list. Get it here.

    12. The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace - ₹497

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    If you’re into poetry, this book should definitely be on your reading list. Amanda Lovelace’s book is filled with powerful and inspiring poems of resilient women who took control of their own lives. Get it here.

    13. Living A Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed - ₹377

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    This is a really well written and extremely relatable book, especially in an Indian context. Sara explains feminist theory and it’s applications in everyday life, and what it is like being a feminist in our homes, workplaces, and educational institutions. Get it here.

    14. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli - ₹599

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    If you have young sisters, daughters, or nieces at home, this book is the perfect gift for them. It ditches the conventional stories of damsels in distress waiting for their Prince Charming to save them, and tells real, inspiring stories of strong women who don’t need to be saved by anyone other than themselves. Get it here.