Constructing the Female Labouring Body: A Case Study of Beed District of Maharashtra
Authored by : Neymat Chadha
This paper explores the rise in hysterectomies (a medical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus) among sugarcane labourers in the Beed district of Maharashtra. Employing an intersectional lens, the paper examines how bodies of female labourers in the region are imbued in a complex set of relations shaped by the agrarian crisis, migration patterns and labour relations. The paper also highlights the structural interventions undertaken by the Maharashtra State Government to address the situation and puts forward suggestions for effective policy implementation.
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