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Miners and Millhands
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Miners and Millhands
Work, Culture and Politics in Princely Mysore

First Edition


July 1998 | 330 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This pioneering work is a comparative study of the work processes, culture and politics of two major centres of industrial production in Princely Mysore - Bangalore and the Kolar Gold Fields - in the first half of the twentieth century. Janaki Nair develops a unique perspective on the relations of power and authority which were forged in a princely state under colonial rule.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: KOLAR GOLD FIELDS
 
Dangerous Labour
Crime, Work and Punishment

 
 
Visions of Plenitude in the Margins of Subsistence
 
Representing Labour
The Strike of 1930

 
 
Political Worlds of Workers
 
PART TWO: BANGALORE
 
Production Regimes and Cultural Processes
 
Labouring Lives in the City
 
Learning to Strike
 
The Seductions of Nationalism
 
Conclusion

`This book is well written....It is a must for readers and students of South Asian labour history as well as comparitive history' - Contempory South Asia

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ISBN: 9780761992516
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