Episode 58 | inequality & opportunity | Maid in India | Part 2
“Each household in India has their own caste system, of which the woman of the house is usually at the bottom.”
-Tripti Lahiri, Author of “Maid in India”
“Maid in India” is a masterful work that not only uncovers some of the biggest challenges to India’s informal labor sector, but some of the greatest opportunities it presents. Jessica rates it as one of the best books she has read on Indian culture as a whole, as it highlights the invisible aspects of hierarchy and classism through storytelling and hard data.
Tripti Lahiri, Author, joins Jessica for an enlightening conversation about the book and personal experiences of grappling with the patron/client relationship of employing domestic help in India.
A video of Tripti and Jessica speaking can be found here on YouTube.
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The Invisible India Podcast’s opening and closing music is performed by Christopher Hale on Sitar and Ed Hanley on Tabla.