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The Continuing Saga of Women’s Work during COVID-19

This paper employs a social reproduction framework to argue that the two main institutions of capitalism—the markets and the state—have failed to adequately provide for the working people of India during the pandemic while fostering gender inequities. While the demand for gender equity in the domestic sphere and the workplace is not new, the pandemic further underscores its urgency.


Gender, Class and Community in Mobilisation of Labour

Although women did not constitute a large part of the industrial labour force in the 20th century, the integration of women workers into cotton mills in Tamil Nadu is surveyed in this paper to trace the construction of notions of gender, community, and class among millworkers.

Manual Scavenging: Women Face Double Discrimination as Caste and Gender Inequalities Converge

Of the 1.2 million manual scavengers in India, about 95% to 98% of them are women. Despite their overwhelming numbers, there is hardly any research or a governmental report shedding light on these women. In addition to caste-based solutions, a gender-sensitive approach is required to put an end to this abhorrent practice.

Writing the History of the Invisible

We Also Made History: Women in the Ambedkarite Movement by Urmila Pawar and Meenakshi Moon

Gender, Caste and Fiction

In most of her works, Mahasweta Devi has tried to tackle and address the turbulence of caste/class/gender in the historic context of the brahmanic caste patriarchy. Even after assuming an occupational class status, the 'rudalis' transform themselves into a gendered caste, specifically a low caste of "whores". This could be identified as the central tension or contradiction in the social practice of Mahasweta's fiction and her narrative praxis.

Caste and Gender in Colonial South India

Caste and Gender in Colonial South India Recasting the Devadasi: Patterns of Sacred Prostitution in Colonial South India by Priyadarshini Vijaisri; Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi, 2004; pp 346+xii, Rs 750.

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