Seeing Like a Feminist is a thought-provoking book putting forth some radical ideas that will make you re-evaluate your thoughts about gender, as well as sexuality. The book delves into critical areas of feminism, sexuality and gender roles. Through this book, you can get a view of what exactly is feminism and an exposure about the structure of society. Other important issues covered in the book are the challenges that feminism and feminist movements have to encounter. These include caste, politics, feminist dilemmas, etc.
What really works for the book is that it explains the concept of feminism in a clear and lucid manner without over-simplifying this rather complex subject. The book includes modern examples, such as the ban on Burkha within France along with historical stereotypes such as gendered colours of blue as well as pink. You can find a detailed explanation of patriarchy, and the lives of feminist and their relationships, whether it is love, marriage or family.
The book also discusses what it is like to be belonging to either of the genders. Other important factors discussed in the book include the history of feminist movements in the country. However, the way the book has been written and designed does not make it sound like an academic book. This book is ideally suited for those who are well aware of feminism and the feminist movements in India as well as readers that are new to the feminist ideology.
The book has been written by Nivedita Menon, professor of Political Science at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Other books written by the author include Gender and Politics in India � Themes in Politics and Sexualities (Issues in Contemporary Indian Feminism). You can shop online for the paperback edition of the book published by Penguin India with ISBN-10: 0143067427 and ISBN-13: 978-0143067429.