In early-October 2018, the second wave of #MeTooIndia began across particular fields in India. There is probably more to come as the movement has gained more momentum than the first wave.

As always, the problems of how gendered power is in patriarchal cultures are reflected in our socio-cultural artifacts — our books, movies, music, artworks.

In this essay for, I addressed three particular questions:

How should we view the literary works of these men? How can we improve gender parity in literature so that women writers have just as much intellectual and creative authority? How can we ensure inclusivity and intersectionality in our literature so that the complexities and ambiguities of gendered power are better portrayed and understood?

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