India’s displaced mothers due to Industrialisaton: A photo essay

In No Man’s Land: A young mother at Little Rann of Kutch, a salt marsh where many workers are employed to pan for salt. She is a seasonal migrant who has come from a nearby village.(photo courtesy: PATTABI RAMAN)

WORKING MOTHERS IN RURAL INDIA

PATTABI RAMAN

As India‘s urban population has exceeded the rural population for the first time in history, I decided to work on a long-term photography project on Rural India. This photo series, Working Mothers in Rural India, is a portrayal of women in rural India who fulfill the dual roles of mother and financial breadwinner for their family.

Overall, rural Indian women make up 22.7% of the labor force. Amidst great levels of industrialization and growth, the rural sectors of India suffer neglect. Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for the rural population—in fact, nearly 90 percent of women working in rural India do so in the agriculture or allied industrial sectors. Despite the fact that many women are the primary breadwinners, a woman’s daily wages average just half as much as a man’s, though men and women work equal hours.

Many working women in rural India have tremendous workloads, as they are responsible for farm or agricultural as well as household production.

Pattabi Raman’s photo essay on working mothers in parts of rural India illuminates the challenges and struggles many working mothers around the world face, and highlights issues that are specific to women in parts of rural India, such as the threat of displacement due to industrialization.

View the full photo essay by Pattabi Raman: WORKING MOTHERS IN RURAL INDIA

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