The Crisis of 1974: Railway Strike and the Rank and File

By: Ranabir Samaddar

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This book on the Indian Railway Strike of 1974 looks at the history, the role of the rank and file in the strike, and the fate of the strike itself. Even as one of the most distinctive aspects of the strike was the autonomy of the rank and file, the significance of the struggle had much to do with the nature of the time. The country was in the midst of a general political crisis, sections of the peasantry were in revolt, and there were expressions of solidarity from the industrial working class. However, the strike leadership was not resolute and decisive, and failed the rank and file. In the absence of a political vanguard, the uprising was left without a determined subject. The railwaymen did not transform India, but established for the first time in the political history of post-Independent India the autonomy of the political practice of masses. Suddenly, the strike had opened up a vision whose infinite nature unnerved both the party or order and the parties of constitutional opposition. This book will interest all those interested in Labour History, and the history of the railway in the Indian subcontinent. The Railway Strike of 1974 was one of the most pervasive strikes in the history of the railway in India, and this carefully researched book will give the reader valuable insights into the causes, development, and trajectories of this seminal crisis in modern Indian history. Printed Pages: 198.

Title: The Crisis of 1974: Railway Strike and the Rank and File

Author Name: Ranabir Samaddar

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2017

ISBN: 9789384082963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701530

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