The Politics of Labour Under Late Colonialism: Workers, Unions and the State in Chota Nagpur 1928-1939

By: Dilip Simeon

Price: $24.10

Quantity: 500 available

Book Condition: New


This book is a much needed addition to the woefully meagre stock of monographic literature on the historiography of Indian labour.Both the author and the publisher need to be complimented, one for providing a much needed monograph on an under-researched area and the other for the excellent quality of its production. What does History tell us about workers` Movements under imperialism? Did they possess a Novel character, derived as much from nationalism as from the social identities engendered by an emergent Industrial regime? Chota Nagpur, location of the strategically important Tata Iron and Steel Company and the Jharia collieries, witnessed prolonged contests between workers and managements, attracting bureaucratic and Political interventions alike. This Study treats the Labour Movement as a social movement, reflecting the author`s belief that close attention to micrological developments can elucidate hypotheses about plebeian nationalism, production relations, class consciousness, and the Nature of political conflict. The history contained in these pages invites theorization about the social impact of industrialization, the interactions of government, managements and unions, and the Origins of Adivasi and `Jharkhandi` populism. The Narrative includes the TISCO strike of 1928, the Golmuri Tinplate strike of 1929; the Badruchak colliery strike and the Steel Wire Products strike of the late thirties, and studies the interventions of Subhas Bose, V.V. Giri, Rajendra Prasad and Jawaharlal Nehru, among others. Two chapters Focus upon the demographic and Structural features of industry and coal mining. Unionists such as Maneck Homi and Abdul Bari find a place in the historical record, as do the activists who kept workers` aspirations alive during the decade of Civil disobedience. Printed Pages: 398

Title: The Politics of Labour Under Late Colonialism: Workers, Unions and the State in Chota Nagpur 1928-1939

Author Name: Dilip Simeon

Categories: Business and Economics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173040362

ISBN 13: 9788173040368

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200700

Keywords: The Politics of Labour Under Late Colonialism: Workers, Unions and the State in Chota Nagpur 1928-1939 Dilip Simeon