Maid in India: Pictures and Issues of Domestic Workers of India
by Vikas Kamat and Jyotsna Kamat
First Online: January 25, 2014
Page Last Updated: January 01, 2015
India is run by its maid servants.
"Maid Servants" (a.ka. ayah, domestic, maid or outsider) as they
are commonly referred in India are the millions of domestic workers of India who are
hired for domestic help. They are typically women, hired to perform daily chores
such as cleaning, washing and often caring for children, running errands and
caring for the elderly. The low cost of labor in India and gigantic economic gap
is the root cause of the exploitation of the domestic workers.
India is Run by its Maid Servants
People in India do not think it is wrong to hire domestic
workers; the maid servants are so deeply embedded in Indian culture that when an
diplomat was arrested in USA (year 2013;) for practicing similar practice, India was
Live-ins Vs Outside Domestics
Sample Tasks Performed by Maid Servants
Wages, Vacations, Job Conditions
Male Domestic Workers
While there are a few, some men also work as live in domestic
workers. However, part-time male domestics are few.
Pictures of Domestic Workers of India
Women of India -- Frequently asked questions and articles on the roles and status of women in India. Includes biographies, topics on Sati, widows, history and artifacts.
External Links on Maids of India