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

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A Working Class Analysis of the Indian Domestic Work Industry

Swadhin/Paradhin (Freedom/'Unfreedom')

A staple of household life in India, domestic workers form the ever-increasing class of people struggling for an official labour identity, and consequent labour standards considered commonplace and irreplaceable elsewhere. Three interrelated aspects of the industry-- the identity of the Indian domestic worker, power idioms of worker oppression, and legal, even ideological, structures--need to be looked at in order to alleviate their oppression.

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