Namrata reviews Anubha Yadav’s The Anger of Saintly Men (BEE Books, 2021) calling it a stark reminder of the toxic masculinity, patriarchy, and all the things in between.
Publisher: BEE Books
Year: March 2021
The Anger of Saintly Men written by Anubha Yadav is a stark reminder of the toxic masculinity, patriarchy, and all the things in between. A deadly concoction of all of this becomes the daily diet of a lot of young boys and girls in a country like ours, who when they grow up, turn into unrecognizable individuals.
Anubha Yadav is a writer, academic and filmmaker who teaches broadcast studies at University of Delhi.
Even before one begins reading the book, the blurb reminds you of another book that spoke at length about the great gender divide in terms of the treatment since childhood in India, which eventually leads to a lot of the biases we harbour as adults – Chup: Breaking the Silence About India’s Women by Deepa Narayan. (Juggernaut, 2019)
Yadav’s story adds more weightage to all the arguments shared by Narayan in her book.