Paromita Goswami is a social activist working on issues of rural land, labour and women’s rights. A full-time organiser until recently, she has published in academic journals such as Community Development Journal, Economic and Political Weekly, NUJS Law Review and the Indian Journal of Social Work. She has also published stories in Jaggery Lit and Out of Print. She is grateful to the writer Rosalyn D’Mello for her comments on initial drafts of this article.
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