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Opinion

COVID-19's devastating impact on Indian women

When wage laborers were laid off, female workers bore the brunt of the job losses

| India
Women queue outside a vaccination center in Gurugram on Aug. 13: the impacts on women were especially devastating.   © Hindustan Times/Getty Images

Rupa Subramanya is a researcher and commentator. She is a distinguished fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the co-author of "Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India."

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, India implemented one of the world's harshest lockdowns.

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