Mitigating Hunger, Violence and Loss: Women’s Solidarities in SundarNagri Delhi

Authors: ANINDITA DATTA*, , Swagata Basu*, SSV PG College, Hapur, India
Topics: Women, Third World, Social Geography
Keywords: Hunger, violence, feminist solidarities, Covid 19, India
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Virtual 37
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The Covid 19 pandemic has unleashed an additional layer of precarity in the already precarious lives of women in poor households. Our study explores the ways in which women in SundarNagri, a resettlement colony in East Delhi have coped with the heightened precarities arising out of the pandemic induced lockdown. A loss of livelihood, heightened hunger and violence were just some of the issues exacerbated in the stringent lockdown as migrant workers from the city began an arduous return migration to their villages. Our main focus in this paper is on the issues of hunger and violence. We explore the narratives of the women who stayed behind in order to understand the role of feminist solidarities in re-creating supportive networks and agential spaces that allowed women to cope with mitigating hunger and violence.

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