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The Origins of Industrial Capitalism in India : Business Strategies and the Working Classes in Bombay, 1900-1940

Author: Rajnarayan Chandavarkar
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge South Asian studies, no. 51.
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The first major study of the relationship between labour and capital in India's economic development in the early twentieth-century. The author considers the spread of capitalism and the growth of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rajnarayan Chandavarkar
ISBN: 9780511583551 0511583559 9780521414968 0521414962
OCLC Number: 776979805
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (492 pages)
Contents: 1. Problems and perspectives; 2. The setting: Bombay city and its hinterland; 3. The structure and development of the labour market; 4. Migration and the rural connections of Bombay's workers; 5. Girangaon: the social organization of the working class neighbourhoods; 6. The development of the cotton textile industry: a historical context; 7. The workplace: labour and the organization of production in the cotton textile industry; 8. Rationalizing work, standardizing labour: the limits of reform in the cotton textile industry; 9. Epilogue: workers politics, class caste and nation.
Series Title: Cambridge South Asian studies, no. 51.
Responsibility: Rajnarayan Chandavarkar.


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