We have been meeting single women in small town and rural India in our Ekal podcast series. In Episode 4, we meet a collective of single women in Marathwada, Maharashtra. What happens when the singular turns into a collective?
The answers were manifold. Alongwith solidarity, sisterhood and revolution, the collective opened an ekal-hood that encompasses ideas of kaam (work), aaram (rest), bandhuta (friendship), gyaan (knowledge), samadhan (resolution), astitva (existence) and adhikaar (rights).
In our fourth episode of ‘Ekal In The City’, meet the single women of Beed, Nanded, Tuljapur, Osmanabad, Shirgapur, Kaij and Ambajogai, who have helped us see various ways of being, and new imaginations of living.
We thank all the women of Ekal Mahila Sangathan who shared their stories with us, CORO from Mumbai who brought us together, our translator Vidya who helped us through the barrier of language and Sampada who lent her voice to a song from the film Kasav. This has truly been a collective effort.
Artwork by Nandini Moitra (@nandini.moitra)
Listen to the First episode here.
Listen to the second episode here.
Listen to the third episode here.