The discussion aims to unravel multiple ways and means through which women in India have navigated and continue to negotiate with urban spaces in India. Our alumni who are now working professionals in different capacities across different locations in India, will begin the conversation by sharing their own experiences from life and work.
The conversation is an invitation to think through how binaries of urban and rural are fast blurring giving way to new forms of transitions in contemporary India.
About the speakers
Speakers : Madhuri Kamtam, B.A. Economics 2016 – 19, Ayana Prasad, M.A. Development 2018 – 20, Bhakti Vardam, M.A. Development 2018 – 20 in conversation with Sarbani Sharma, Faculty, School of Development.
Madhuri Kamtam (BA Economics 2016 – 19) is a PhD researcher in International Development with a specialisation in Economics at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.
Ayana Prasad (MA Development 2018 – 20) is working as a young professional at Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society. She has field-level experience in interventions for the upliftment of Rural Poor Households.
Bhakti Vardam (MA Development 2018 – 20) works as a Research Associate at Aajeevika Bureau, Mumbai. She is closely working with migrant informal sector workers in Mumbai, primarily working with collective of workers from different sectors like construction naka workers, informal manufacturing unit workers, loaders tempo drivers, scrap workers and recycling unit workers.
Sarbani Sharma is a faculty member at Azim Premji University.