Title Lost Worlds: Indian Labour and Its Forgotten Histories
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Publisher New Delhi, India Permanent Black 2003
8178241692 / 9788178241692
Seller ID 031541
This book takes the present context of globalisation and the decline of large-scale industry as its entry point into the worlds of labour in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using a wide range of oral and archival sources as well as popular literature, Chitra Joshi reconstructs working class lives, exploring their everyday worlds at the workplace and within community life outside, as well as their moments of conflict and struggle. This book looks at the ways in which worker migrants confronted their new lives in the industrial city, struggling to retain their pasts, moving between the urban and the rural, evolving alternative family and household survival strategies. Printed Pages: 375.