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A long march to impoverishment

The story of the long walk home is the subject of Homebound, a book that addresses the pain and devastation caused by the lockdowns

Book Cover

Book Cover (Homebound)

Arundhuti Dasgupta
Author: Puja Changoiwala
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 234
Price: Rs 599

The invisible scars of the pandemic are everywhere. Anxiety, inflexible household budgets, frail bodies and weak lungs and, a sense of foreboding that laces even the most routine and mundane tasks—the immediate threat of the Coronavirus may be receding, but its sting lingers on, much like the sloughed skin of a poisonous snake.

None of that, however, even begins to compare with the festering wounds that the pandemic has left behind among domestic migrant workers. Their lives, already hanging by a thread, were upended overnight by the spate of lockdowns, forcing them to abandon

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First Published: Nov 24 2021 | 11:51 PM IST

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