Sugandhaa is a post-graduate in Philosophy from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Her major areas of interest are feminism, art and aesthetics. Her articles have been published in The Quint, Pearson, and Business World, among others. She loves engaging with historical fiction - when she isn't reading it, she is daydreaming about it!
The labouring body is a combination of productive and reproductive functions, which act together to keep the market forces running. One cannot separate the surplus labour extracted by the market system, from the labour of parenting, running a home and further providing emotional care.
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.