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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A

Delhi, domestic service and women from 1911 to 1926

Author(s): Pooja

Abstract: This paper aims to understand the dynamics of domestic service in colonial Delhi. This research will show the importance of women as domestic servants in both British and Indian households in India during the colonial period, how domestic service became a reservoir for women to work in this sector, and what other major developments made this service relevant for getting dignified status in society. This paper will also identify the relationships of both employer and servant. The central themes of this paper will be focused on how one woman created hierarchy by showing herself as different from the woman belonging to the working class, how one woman replaced the place of her mistress in exchange for money in a household without questioning the patriarchy. In short, I will try to draw a picture of domestic service and its important role in Indian households including British Households and analyze to what extent social, cultural, and economic changes affected the area of domestic service in the initial stage of the 20th Century.

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Pooja. Delhi, domestic service and women from 1911 to 1926. Int J Hist 2022;4(2):33-37.
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