India’s First Community-Owned Feminist Library

India’s First Community-Owned Feminist Library

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In the small neighborhood of Bandra in Mumbai, Aqui Thami has founded the first community-owned feminist library, Sister Library. It houses all the greats from Virginia Woolf to Arundhati Roy. Dazed Digital held an exclusive interview with Thami talking about the importance of such a community staple. In her interview, Thami explains why Sister Library was necessary in starting conversations in India: “Since our society is caste segregated, knowledge production and sharing has always been historically restricted, so even if there are amazing works by women they are in universities and private libraries with no or limited access.”   image via dazed digital …