The authors are immensely grateful to the domestic workers who participated in the workshop and generously shared knowledge and experience to shape the story and design.
Huge thanks are also due to: Samia Singh, our illustrator and designer, for her enthusiasm, talent, and expertise; Rishabh Arora, for his beautiful animation work on the introductory video; Mohona Maitra, Sagnik Sengupta, and Aniruddha Deb, for assistance with interpreting and translation; Hugo Gorringe, for his feedback on the story; Clare de Mowbray, Marie Storrar, Jennifer Chambers,and the wider SSPS Communications and Engagement Team, for assistance with book and website design; Theo Andrew for assistance with publication and hosting; Eugen Stoica, for guidance on copyright; and the University of Edinburgh Printing Services Team, for assistance with printing and binding. Lauren would also like to thank Karen Gregory at the University of Edinburgh for her mentorship.
The project was supported by: the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS); the Department of Sociology, the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS), and the SSPS Research Office at the University of Edinburgh; the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK); and Parichiti. The authors owe a special thanks to these organisations/bodies for their help and guidance.
Finally, inspiration for this project came from activities and outputs associated with the Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives project led by Radhika Govinda at the University of Edinburgh and the Towards Ethical Testimonies project led by Nayanika Mookherjee at the University of Durham. The authors would like to thank these individuals and projects for providing the initial spark and demonstrating creative ways of engaging in and communicating research.