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The shifting gender of coal: feminist musings of women's work in Indian collieries

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


This paper investigates the sharp fall in the number of women workers in Indian coal mines, and explores the specificity of women workers in their demands for gender equity. It examines four main factors responsible for the gradual decline in women's participation in Indian collieries: the laws surrounding women's rights to work; the gendered impacts of technology use; the neglect of women workers' needs and interests by the relevant trade unions; and the gender discriminatory attitudes and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: South Asia-Journal of South Asia Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2011.633984


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