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.

‘How does anyone know what your caste is?’ An excerpt from ‘Ants Among Elephants’

In your own town or village, everyone already knows your caste; there is no escaping it. But how do people know your caste when you go elsewhere, to a place where no one knows you? There they will ask you, “What caste are you?” You cannot avoid this question. And you cannot refuse to answer. By tradition, everyone has the right to know. If you are educated like me, if you don’t seem like a typical untouchable, then you have a choice. You can tell the truth and be ostracized, ridiculed, harassed—even driven to suicide, as happens regularly in universities.