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By Tripti Lahiri

We consume first, they later, usually out of nutrients portioned out for them; we are living within the entrance, they within the again; we sit down on chairs and so they at the ground; we drink from glasses and ceramic plates and so they from ones made up of metal put aside for them; we name them by way of their names, they usually handle us by means of titles: sir/ma’am, sahib/memsahib...

Every 12 months, hundreds of thousands of bad, illiterate, unskilled girls flock to Delhi from villages around the nation to paintings as household support. this can be how Fullin from Athgama in rural Jharkhand, stunning from a tiny cost in Malda, Golbanu bibi from Doparia, Mae from Kokrajhar and a Santhali lady from Annabiri, within the center of Maoist country—find themselves within the nation’s strongest urban, operating for its richest humans. this can be how tycoons and refugees, politicians and orphans—India’s one in keeping with cent and her ninety nine in step with cent—rub shoulders each day, lower than an analogous roof.

In the now not so far away earlier, everyone’s position— no matter if maid, ayah or prepare dinner, sahib or memsahib— was once good understood. there have been transparent ideas for negotiating (and preserving) the significant chasm among the 2 aspects. this day, it’s a bit varied. There are housekeepers who're a part of the center type who be sure their teenagers subscribe to white-collar India. There are teenage women delivered to the town by means of ‘aunts’ and ‘uncles’ to function ‘24-hour’ support, who locate themselves almost, and infrequently actually, caged. There are employers who strive against with the guilt of spending extra on an Italian meal in a complicated inn than on those that fresh their houses— and different employers who insist ‘these humans’ are all thieves.

With in-depth reporting within the villages from the place ladies make their technique to upper-class houses in Delhi and Gurgaon, courtrooms the place the worst allegations of abuse get an airing, and houses up and down the category ladder, Maid in India is an illuminating and sobering account of the complicated and troubling kinfolk among the assistance and people they serve.

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