Gurpreet Kaur, Prateek and Saee Pawar
Articles by Gurpreet Kaur, Prateek and Saee Pawar

The life and labour of India's pastoral women

  • Lost in literature are the struggles of Indian shepherdesses, whose lives and work depend on laborious daily tasks. Their lives offer us a conduit to understand the invisibility of women’s work pervasive in our society. 
A significant part of a pastoral woman’s identity is derived from her care and responsibility toward the flock. (Shutterstock)
A significant part of a pastoral woman’s identity is derived from her care and responsibility toward the flock. (Shutterstock)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:24 PM IST
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