Nine Rupees an Hour: Disappearing Livelihoods of Tamil Nadu

01 November 2019

Aparna Karthikeyan

This book, which draws upon interviews as well as five years of research conducted across Tamil Nadu by the writer and journalist Aparna Karthikeyan, explores ten vanishing occupations in the state. These include the stories of mat weavers, two people who practise the folk dance Poikkal Kuthirai, the first two women who performed the folk-theatre form Kattaikuttu and a woman bull-keeper.

Westland, 265 pages, Rs 399