Volume 001


Work as a social, political, and intellectual idea, and exploring its history and evolution through a feminist lens

November 2020
Volume 001 : Work
Our work is inherited, through our caste or gender. Our hands may be soft and necks stiff, because of our class. Our backs may be strong, and stomachs empty, because of our history. Our bodies continue to do what they must to feed the hydra-headed gods of culture, tradition and GDP. What is the measure of work, when it’s not done by an upper-caste, upper-class male?

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