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Tales of suffering and strength: women’s experiences of working in Nepal’s informal entertainment industry

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Tales of suffering and strength: women’s experiences of working in Nepal’s informal entertainment industry. / Bradley, Tamsin; Sahariah, Sutirtha.

In: International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies , Vol. 3, No. 1, 31.03.2019, p. 20-36.

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Bradley, T & Sahariah, S 2019, 'Tales of suffering and strength: women’s experiences of working in Nepal’s informal entertainment industry', International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies , vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 20-36. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJGSDS.2019.096758

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Bradley, Tamsin ; Sahariah, Sutirtha. / Tales of suffering and strength: women’s experiences of working in Nepal’s informal entertainment industry. In: International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies . 2019 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 20-36.

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