खबर लहरिया Photo Stories Women, Work and the Workplace

Women, Work and the Workplace

What does the workplace look like for women in rural India? This photo essay emerged as an attempt to answer the question; and the short answer is: every space, public or private, is her place of work. The family-owned do bigha zameen (less than an acre of land), the MGNREGA site, the landlord's paddy fields, the forest, the kutcha road that leads to water, her veranda, the self-help group (SHG), the local market, the school, the primary health centre (PHC), the anganwadi, her vendor cart, her corner shop and her home - you will find her working in all these places and then some more. The photographs from the field make it resoundingly clear that regardless of the location, women