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Published: 08 March 2018

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780199474424

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Trouble at the Mill

Factory Law and the Emergence of Labour Question in Late Nineteenth-Century Bombay

Aditya Sarkar

  • Explores industrial labour and labour relations in one of the biggest port towns of Asia and centres of global trade-Bombay focusing on the cotton textile industry.
  • Breaking away from conventional labour histories, it brings together legal and social history to locate Bombay's factories and industrial relations within larger global movements.
  • Raises a number of questions which have only rarely been thematized by labour historians - the ideologies of factory reform, the politics of factory commissions, the routines of factory inspection, and the earliest waves of strike action in the cotton textile industry.