Uski Kahani

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In this section, we attempt to trace history through the eyes of the informal woman worker, hoping for a better tomorrow.

January, 2021

Inheritance of caste and cleanliness

A brief run-through of the history of manual scavenging to show the inseparability of caste and manual scavenging

4 minutes read

December, 2020

India’s obsession with white skin

Understanding India’s historical obsession with whiteness and the consequent rise of beauty salons

5 minutes read

December, 2020

Why do women go to beauty parlours?

Connecting the dots between the historical practices of engaging in beauty and bodywork and the contemporary world of women and beauty

5 minutes read

July, 2020

Handcuffs of Silk

An exploration of the garment industry through the historical lens

8 minutes read