Caseworker’s Diary I Episode 1: Anekon Kamron Ka Samjhauta

The Third Eye worked with 12 caseworkers in rural and small town Uttar Pradesh, and through a process that included immersive writing, theatre-based pedagogies and year long workshops, the caseworkers became the lexicographers of The Caseworkers’ Dictionary of Violence.

What are the bargains we make, the samjhautas we strike, the deals we despair in, to feel safe, to feel loved? In this story, a caseworker from Bundelkhand takes us through the many rooms she has lived in, and asks, which room is mine?

Caseworker’s Diary is a series of audio stories, which emerged from the lived experiences of caseworkers in Uttar Pradesh, who work with situations of murder, rape, abduction, child sexual abuse, dowry deaths and domestic violence.

This series is a part of The Third Eye’s The Caseworker’s Dictionary of Violence which introduces a vocabulary around gender-based violence (GBV) that emerges from the grassroots, from those at the frontlines, within a deeply Indian context.

Narrated by : Rajkumari Prajapati

Project Producers : Dipta Bhog and Astha Bamba

Project Facilitator : Apeksha Vora

Podcast Producer : Madhuri Adwani

Script Assistance : Astha Bamba, Dipta Bhog, Madhuri Adwani, Suman Parmar, and Apeksha Vora

Cover Photograph: Shivam Rastogi

(To maintain the anonymity of the caseworker, names and places have been changed.)

The Third Eye is being written and developed by a team of educators, documentary filmmakers, storytellers; people with extensive experience of gathering narratives, oral histories and developing contextual pedagogies for the rural and the marginalised.

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