Introduction 1. Beyond Well-being: Development of Nursing as a Modern Profession in Kerala 2. Status of Nursing: The Sword of Damocles? 3. Choice of Nursing: A Life Strategy 4. Migration: Delhi as a Transit Residence 5. Reconstructing Identities: Diasporic Politics and Gender in Delhi Conclusion Appendix
Sreelekha Nair is Junior Fellow at the Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi. She completed her doctoral studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and pursued post-doctoral research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique during a fellowship awarded by the prestigious Fondation maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris. Her research interests include sociology of professions, women and work, migration and data restitution in women's studies.