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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]
Kathinka SInha-Kerkhoff's recent publication Colonising Plants in Bihar : Tobacco betwixt Indigo and Sugar Cane (1760-1900) stems from the IISH Research Project Plants, People and Work.Endowed with... [News]
A Study of Industrial Labour in Post-Colonial India - Jan Breman1. Constituting labour2. A Deficient Workforce3. Rejection of the Commitment Concept4. Factory Workers as Dominant Class in the Urban... [Publication]
Migration and Social Relations: an Annotated Bibliography on Temporary Migration for Rural Manual Work [Publication]
"Birds of Passage"; Migration of South Indian Labour Communities to South-East Asia; 19-20th Centuries, A.D. [Publication]
What marked the events of the strike in Lal Kanpur cotton factories, India, in June 1938 was the significant solidarity of women and children. Women joined the demonstrations and picketing, squads of... [Item of the Day]
On this day, Mahatma Gandhi started his epic fast to protest against the planned segregation of the untouchables from the Hindus into a separate electoral group in view of the elections for the new... [Item of the Day]
A boy of fifteen named Radhoo Saitoo began working at five in the evening at his place of employment, a bone-crushing mill in Bombay, India. At seven the next morning - Radhoo had been working... [Item of the Day]
The construction of public works in India was brought under the supervision of the Military Board of the East India Company on 3 May 1833. The regulation was passed ...'to provide more effectually... [Item of the Day]