Sinha will examine the role of women in the labour movement in Jharkhand, India, arguing that women’s participation has not received enough attention in union narratives or academic studies. Sinha’s presentation will discuss how gender as an organizing principle of society defined life in the public and private sphere of coal miners in the Dhanbad district of Jharkand. She will discuss how women participated in the labour movement in Dhanbad, as well as how the macho culture there limited women’s participation. Her talk is titled “Absence of Their Presence: Women's Lives in the Indian Coal Mines.”
Jyoti Sinha is a doctoral student from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She is a sociologist by training and her research interests are mostly in globalization, gender and labor.
Location: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.