ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Female Beedi Workers in a South Indian-Village

While beedi work provides a guaranteed wage, secured employment and some degree of economic independence to rural women, it exposes them to economic and sexual exploitation. This study examines the working conditions in the beedi industry and the exploitative relations of production in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

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