Housing, Spatial-Mobility and Paid Domestic Work in Millennial Delhi: Narratives of Women Domestic Workers

By Sonal Sharma
in Space, Planning and Everyday Contestations in Delhi
Edited by Surajit Chakravarty and Rohit Negi
Springer Link
2016

This chapter constructs a gendered account of the city of Delhi through an exploration of women domestic workers’ experience of spatial-mobility in relation to work and the inherent vulnerabilities of class and gender therein. While the narratives of ‘mobility’ highlight the gendered experience of the city, the issue of ‘housing’ allows us to ground these narratives in the politics of class that characterize the millennial city. Such an exploration of housing and mobility, through the lens of gender and class, offers a perspective on how the two constitute domestic work relations in contemporary Delhi.