ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Kanak Rajadhyaksha

‘We Must Persevere and Persuade, Not Lose Our Tempers and Shout’

Little is known regarding how women politicians at the local level experience and influence everyday political work. This paper remedies this gap by focusing on narratives from 14 women corporators in the newly formed Vasai–Virar City Municipal Corporation in the context of expanded electoral representation for women in cities. The conceptualisation of women corporators’ agency as enabled by nested structures of subordination, situated at the intersection of gender and agency, helps understand the discursive and practical conditions within which women corporators in a non-metro Indian city arrive at varied forms of aspiration and capacities for action.