'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

A letter to my mother: The Things I Wish You Knew

A letter to my mother: The things I wish you knew

A letter to my mother: The Things I Wish You Knew

A letter to my mother: The things I wish you knew

From a daughter, to a mother

Dabang, in her powerful car

Dabang, in her powerful car

Dabang, in her powerful car

Dabang, in her powerful car

Dabang, in her powerful car

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  
On Virtual Maps and Safety

A conversation with Sakshi and Nimisha*

On Virtual Maps and Safety

On Virtual Maps and Safety

A conversation with Sakshi and Nimisha*

Voices from Gurgaon: Vishakha Malik
Voices from Gurgaon: Vishakha Malik

Voices from Gurgaon: Vishakha Malik

Voices from Gurgaon: Vishakha Malik

Vishakha Malik

Vishakha Malik

Voices from Gurgaon: Shivali and Shambhavi Chandra
Voices from Gurgaon: Shivali and Shambhavi Chandra

Voices from Gurgaon: Shivali and Shambhavi Chandra

Voices from Gurgaon: Shivali and Shambhavi Chandra

Shivali and Shambhavi Chandra

Shivali and Shambhavi Chandra

Voices from Gurgaon: Chhavi Lath

Voices from Gurgaon: Chhavi Lath

Voices from Gurgaon: Chhavi Lath

Voices from Gurgaon: Chhavi Lath

Chhavi Lath

Chhavi Lath

My Life in the City
My Life in the City

"Gurgaon has a heightened sense of insecurity and fear attached to it."

"Gurgaon has a heightened sense of insecurity and fear attached to it."

Sara's Diary, Freelance Researcher, mid-20s

Sara's Diary, Freelance Researcher, mid-20s

Raahgiri Day

By Rangan Chakravarty

Raahgiri Day

By Rangan Chakravarty

Rangan Chakravarty

Rangan Chakravarty

Gurgaon: A Research Report from the Field
Gurgaon: A Research Report from the Field

Gurgaon: A Research Report from the Field

Gurgaon: A Research Report from the Field

Rangan Chakravarty

Rangan Chakravarty

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.