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The 'working class' in a pre-capitalist culture : a study of the jute workers of Calcutta, 1890-1940

Chakrabarty, Dipesh


This thesis examines the problems of protest, solidarity, organization and class consciousness in the history of the jute mill workers of Calcutta in the period 189Q to 1940. The jute workers were a very large labour force, numbering well over 250,000 in the years mentioned, who were involved in several strikes and other militant acts of protest against their employers. Yet they never formed strong and enduring trade unions and their sense of class-solidarity remained remarkably fragile,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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