The Lodhas of Midnapore are a group of indigenous people who have fought centuries of stigmatization and continue to be one of the Vulnerable Tribal Groups today. They face tremendous inequities and hardships. Government and non-governmental action is trying to make a difference to their lives as research gradually highlights their problems to the forefront.
The urban landscape is often viewed as fraught with opportunities. However, there is an unlikely contender in the competition among factors that promote inequality – space. The urban space itself plays an active role in determining an individual’s access to opportunities. This article focuses on how gender and space together create unequal access.