Methodological Analysis of Feminist Challenges in Indian Mines


  • Priya SINGH Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • Avinash KUMAR Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
  • Ajit KUMAR BEHURA Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India



feminism, modernity, mining, hindrances, regulations


This paper draws on a qualitative philosophical investigation to examine and create understanding of existing feminist problems in the coal mining industry in modern society. An attempt is made to understand the diachrony of gender stereotype phenomena and provisions that lead to female obstacles on their direct interaction at workplace across businesses by contextualising current occurrences from the Mining Industry. The findings will most likely aid in boosting the percentage of women working in productive capacities and offering answers that contribute to the long-term viability of the business.


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SINGH, P., KUMAR, A., & KUMAR BEHURA , A. (2023). Methodological Analysis of Feminist Challenges in Indian Mines. WISDOM, 25(1), 98–106.




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