'At night, Gurgaon is a city of men….'

by a 28yr old Home Maker

‘छत से देखूँ तो मुझे यह शहर बहुत अच्छा लगता है।’

by a 28yr old Home Maker

‘There is ease of living here, also style…even if the streetlights don’t work’

by a 28yr old Home Maker

‘I am a successful working mom, but it's not easy juggling home and work'

by a 28yr old Home Maker

Our Research

Our research is a UK-India collaboration that aims to analyse the rapid urbanization of Gurgaon from the point of view of women and their everyday life. Urban change does not just mean a new, modern landscape of highways, buildings and malls. It also involves transformation in people’s aspirations, identities and experiences. Even as new opportunities arise, new pressures, dangers and anxieties also affect the lives of people. In our project we want to pay attention to how women experience these changes in all areas of public and private life.

Gurgaon Diaries

Voices from Gurgaon: Inspector Suman

Voices from Gurgaon: Inspector Suman

Voices from Gurgaon: Inspector Suman

Voices from Gurgaon: Inspector Suman

Voices from Gurgaon: Inspector Suman

Voices from Gurgaon: Amrita Laljee

Voices from Gurgaon: Amrita Laljee

Voices from Gurgaon: Amrita Laljee

Voices from Gurgaon: Amrita Laljee

Voices from Gurgaon: Amrita Laljee

Our project aims to listen to women in Gurgaon and provide a space for them on this website to represent their own voices. We seek to create an open archive of the city, recording and presenting Gurgaon women’s stories in their own words, without any analytical commentary on our part.
Voices from Gurgaon  
Voices from Gurgaon: Shalu Johar Saahni

Shalu Johar Saahni, Entrepreneur & Social Worker

Voices from Gurgaon: Shalu Johar Saahni

Voices from Gurgaon: Shalu Johar Saahni

Shalu Johar Saahni

Voices from Gurgaon: Navita
Voices from Gurgaon: Navita

Voices from Gurgaon: Navita

Voices from Gurgaon: Navita, Garment Factory Worker.

Navita

Navita

Voices from Gurgaon: Sayuj Sharma
Voices from Gurgaon: Sayuj Sharma

Voices from Gurgaon: Sayuj Sharma, Teacher

Voices from Gurgaon: Sayuj Sharma, Teacher

Sayuj Sharma

Sayuj Sharma

Voices from Gurgaon: Priti Kapasi

Voices from Gurgaon: Priti Kapasi, Entrepreneur

Voices from Gurgaon: Priti Kapasi

Voices from Gurgaon: Priti Kapasi, Entrepreneur

Priti Kapasi

Priti Kapasi

Voices from Gurgaon: Suman and Kalavati
Voices from Gurgaon: Suman and Kalavati

Suman and Kalavati, Domestic Workers.

Suman and Kalavati, Domestic Workers.

Suman and Kalavati

Suman and Kalavati

Voices from Gurgaon: Deepika Srivastavva

Deepika Srivastavva, Corporate Professional, now Entrepreneur

Voices from Gurgaon: Deepika Srivastavva

Deepika Srivastavva, Corporate Professional, now Entrepreneur

Deepika Srivastavva

Deepika Srivastavva

Voices from Gurgaon: Yashi Goel
Voices from Gurgaon: Yashi Goel

Voices from Gurgaon: Yashi Goel

Voices from Gurgaon: Yashi Goel

Voices from Gurgaon: Yashi Goel

Voices from Gurgaon: Yashi Goel

Tell us about your life in Gurgaon

हमें गुड़गाँव से जुड़ी अपनी काहानियाँ बताएं

201 Participants so far

अपनी स्टोरी इंग्लीश या हिन्दी में शेर करें

Gurgaon Diaries

Stories, films, postcards and commentaries on Women's Gurgaon

About Us

This research project is principally based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of UK. We are a team of sociologists, anthropologists, historians and filmmakers spread across Cambridge, Oxford, Kolkata, Delhi and Gurgaon working together to study women’s lives in Gurgaon.