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The nomadic and denotified (DNT) communities are one of the extremely marginalized segments of Indian society. Although they are internally differentiated, they have some significant common concerns that are not necessarily identical with those plaguing other marginal groups. This article...
This article has been put together as evidence of the socio-economic existence and vulnerabilities of the Perna community in Dharampura (Najafgarh, Delhi) where prostitution gets translated as the only source of livelihood, as the only opportunity to earn for the entire community. The article...
In the religious land of India, in the hearts of the bifurcated southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, there exists the exploitative custom of ritual sexual slavery—the Jogini system (a local variation of the Devadasi system) of marrying young girls to a deity. This social evil has...
Female domestic workers are part of the unorganized workforce in India. This trend of keeping women as domestic workers has increased day by day and could be because of lack of education, unemployment and lack of other vocational skills. This article is based on a primary survey in two slums of...
In many parts of the world, plantation labour is one of the lowest paid work categories in which women are highly marginalized. The Sivasagar district of Assam is predominated by tea gardens. Historically, this district has always had tea gardens and tea garden companies. This article highlights...
This article is intended to reflect upon the intricacies of how women in Nagaland and in Northern Thailand are linked to their ecology. It is based on my doctoral work on women’s memories of the ecological past in Nagaland and also on the fieldwork done during a summer school programme in Nong...
Autobiographical writings by women are a recent addition to the body of scholarship on women’s issues in India. Colonial discourse on nationalism created a new ideal of femininity by conflating the maternal with the body of the nation. A few recent studies have tried to focus on the lived...
This photo essay captures the personal tragedy of women farmers in a large-scale and an ongoing agrarian crisis in India that has claimed over 300,000 lives by way of farmer suicides since 1995.
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