Women Writing Women: Book Recommendations from Our Editors

On 20 June 2018, our editors Arcopol Chaudhuri, Sohini Basak and Swati Daftuar did a LIVE on the topic 'Women Writing Women'. If you're someone looking to diversify your reading list, here are all the books they recommended.

#WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini

‘It seemed clear to me that the history of the life on the earth presents an unbroken chain of evidence going to prove the importance of the female.’ Unconventional ideas can appear from anywhere, even the most conventional of places. The township of Concord in Michigan is one of those places. Home to scarcely more… Continue reading #WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini

‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Even in the modern world, it's impossible to escape our biology: men are depicted as the stronger, smarter sex, while women are portrayed as more empathetic, and as natural caregivers. We buy dolls for our girls, and toy trucks for our boys, marking the first in a chain of ways that we raise our children… Continue reading ‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Michael Crichton, J.R.R Tolkien, Angela Saini Lead Our Superb International Lineup This Month

All Out War – Tim Shipman ‘Shipman’s book is by far the best. It is a detailed, often pitch-perfect account that delivers the tale with an infectious sense of human drama – no mean feat, given the task of completing the whole thing so quickly’ —JOHN HARRIS, New Statesman Tim Shipman gives the readers the… Continue reading Michael Crichton, J.R.R Tolkien, Angela Saini Lead Our Superb International Lineup This Month

Excerpt: How Science Gave Us The Wrong Impression About Women

From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story. In her new book, Inferior, award-winning science journalist and author Angela Saini sheds light on controversial research and investigates the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, while taking readers… Continue reading Excerpt: How Science Gave Us The Wrong Impression About Women