India's Labouring Poor: Historical Studies c. 1600-c. 2000

By: Rana P. Behl and Marcel van Der Linden (ed.)

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Recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in the historical studies of labour in India and other parts of the world. Apart from the study of the industrial workforce, labour history has been enriched by the scholarly attention to migratory mobile labour, lives of artisans, women and peasant migrants to plantations within India and overseas. Earlier the major emphasis of labour history research was on the core countries such as US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Now research on the labour history of the capitalist peripheries is growing and is increasingly attracting international scholarship. An urgent need is felt for reconstituting the older frameworks which had revolved around fixed binaries of space, time and social relations. Labour historians have to increasingly content with the existing notions of Contents Notes on contributors Frontispiece Preface Introduction Working Across the Seas: Indian Maritime Laboureres in India, Britain, and in Between, 1600-1857 The Brickmakers' Strikes on the Ganges Canal in 1848-1849 On the Move: Circulating Labour in Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Post-Colonial India Mobility and Containment: The Voyages of South Asian Seamen, c.1900-1960 Power Structure, Discipline and Labour in Assam Tea Plantations during Colonial Rule "Following Custom"? Representations of Community among Indian Immigrant Labour in the West Indies, 1880-1920 Masculinity, Respect and the Tragic: Themes of Proletarian Humor in Contemporary Industrial Delhi Stretching Labour Historiography: Pointers from South Asia Document Editorial Introduction War on the Shopfloor Select Bibliography Printed pages: 292.

Title: India's Labouring Poor: Historical Studies c. 1600-c. 2000

Author Name: Rana P. Behl and Marcel van Der Linden (ed.)

Categories: India, Sociology & Anthropology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Foundation Books: 2007

ISBN: 8175964960

ISBN 13: 9788175964969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 160 x 240 Mm

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Keywords: India Labouring Poor Sociology Indian