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On November 1st Sanjay Kumar Sharma, Ambedkar University Delhi,  will give a lecture on: Cooked Food as Deterrence: Managing Prisons and Famine Relief in Colonial IndiaProfile: Dr. Sanjay Sharma is a... [Event]
X International Conference on Labour History organized by the Association Of Indian Labour Historians and V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, 22-24 March 2014 at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute... [Event]
Sedert 1967 zijn in India de Naxalieten actief, een maoistische guerillabeweging die het geweld niet schuwt en inmiddels ongeveer een kwart van het land onder controle heeft gebracht. Ook in enkele... [Event]
An International Workshop organized by Association of Indian Labour Historians (India) under the SEPHIS Programme and the International Institute of Social History  The workshop was held to discuss... [Event]
This is a exhibition of 53 photographs by Ravi Agarwal. Most of them were taken in the Indian state of Gujarat in 1997-1999, for publication in the book Down and Out. Labouring under Global... [Exhibition]
Since 1996 the International Institute of Social History has been actively collecting material on the social history of Bengal, an important area in Asia. This region, inhabited by some 200 million... [Collection highlight]
"Shroff, Money dealer, Hindoo, Delhi", sitting on his table in front of a Muslim customer. 'Their trade is the exchange of money, the giving change for rupees in pyce or copper coin, and for pyce in... [Collection item]
 Individual wage payments in India. The same event as ill. 4, but now from a distance, showing the large tent under which the payment takes place, as well as the hundreds of workers waiting.  [Collection item]
Payday of salt pan workers at Kharaghoda on the Rann of Kutch (Gujarat, Western India), 1919. Under the tent to the right and the left tables at which the British managers are seated, making sure... [Collection item]
is the title of the new book by IISH’s honorary fellow Jan Breman. In this book Breman argues that the poor in India are getting more separated from the non-poor. The non-labouring poor are unable to... [News]