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The Economy of Women in Bihar


Matthew Wagner



In rural Bihar, India's poorest state, women's lives remain largely invisible, yet they form the backbone of the economy while men migrate in search of work in more affluent regions.

During the 2020 Bihar Legislative Election, I had the privilege of working alongside independent candidate Sanjay Sahni and encountered remarkable women who have discovered freedom, wealth, and happiness in the absence of their husbands.

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