Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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A recent collection of photographs and audio tapes documents the harsh working lives of those who labour in the coal, salt, and other mines of Pakistan. Part of an ongoing project by Ahmad Saleem and... [Image gallery]
Nibedita Nag has donated Nepal Nag's diary from 1960 which can be considered as an unique document of the international communist movement. Comrade Nepal Nag attended the Meeting of Representatives... [Collection highlight]
IndiaSince September 2010, collection policy specially focuses on preservation of written and oral sources that describe and explain the lives of workers, non-workers and labour relations in Manipur... [General page]
The actual collection work of the South Asia Desk is carried  out in North-East India, Sri Lanka and South India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.The South Asia Desk at Ranchi then sorts out and processes... [General page]
The IISH South Asia Desk in Ranchi, India,  is active since September 2010.It aims to cover India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh, whereas  the eastern part of Asia is covered by IISH... [General page]
It was rumoured that President Zia ul-Haq of Pakistan was warned that he would die on 8/8/88. When nothing happened on that day, he seemed to be happy and triumphant. Nevertheless, nine days later... [Item of the Day]
Nepal Nag, one of the founders of the Communist Party of Dhaka, attended the international meeting of Communist Parties held in Moscow, November 1960, as a representative from East Pakistan. During... [Item of the Day]
Balochistan is a province of Pakistan, but Balochi speakers can be found in Afghanistan, Iran, the Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan, and even in Africa. The Balochi language is related to Kurdish, and the... [Item of the Day]