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Aqui Thami started Sister Library to encourage more people to read books by women authors. Photo Courtesy: Manjeet Thakur/Mid-day

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When conducting reading interventions with Bombay Underground in Mumbai, Bandra-based Aqui Thami realised that people would opt to read more books by men than women. In fact, Thami realised some of he

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Thami took on the challenge of reading books by women for a year and it was her best year of reading till then. Slowly, she started collecting and curating more books by women authors and even recomme

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The Mumbai artist travelled to various cities around India and the world including Dhaka, Auckland and London with her library to interact with like-minded people and visit feminist libraries to learn

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Now, Thami's library has over 1,000 books and 700 zines that delve into various topics on women. Interestingly, before the library came to be, it was a book club where women would read a book, meet an

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Even the Covid-19 pandemic didn't stop Thami from continuing her work to encourage more people to read books by women. She started a publication called 'Sister Times' that included poetry, posters and

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