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Some Aspects of Labour History of Bengal in the Nineteenth Century: Two Views

ISBN : 9780199486670

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¥1,639
Author: 
Dipesh Chakrabarty; Ranajit Dasgupta; Rosinka Chaudhuri
Pages
112 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
135 x 185 mm
Pub date
Nov 2018
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Part of the 'Occasional Papers' series of CSSSC, this essay is a brief, and sharply posed, exchange between Dipesh Chakrabarty and Ranajit Das Gupta on working class consciousness in Bengal. it posits that this consciousness is not a mechanical outcome of the capitalist mode of production, it is not a thing but a process; that even failure must be taken on board in order to flesh out that process; that not only was the working class present (and therefore conscious) of its own making, but drew from rich pre-capitalist cultural traditions of dissent, rebellion and republicanism. the essay asks pertinent questions about the morality of labour, history of peasant revolts, capitalist intervention, religious discrimination among labourers etc.

Index: 

General Introduction
Introduction by Janaki Nair
Some aspects of labour history of Bengal in the Nineteenth Century: Two Views
Appendices
Index

About the author: 

Dipesh Chakrabarty: Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

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