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

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Cambridge University Press, 2002 - History - 492 pages
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In this book, Rajnarayan Chandavarkar presents the first major study of the relationship between labor and capital in India's economic development in the early twentieth century. He explores the emergence of capitalism in the region, the development of the cotton textile industry, its particular problems in the 1920s and 1930s and the mill owners' and the states' responses to them. The author also investigates how a labor force was formed in Bombay, its rural roots, urban networks, industrial organization and the way in which it shaped capitalist strategies.
 

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Contents

Problems and perspectives
1
The setting Bombay City and its hinterland
21
The structure and development of the labour market
72
Migration and the rural connections of Bombays workers
124
Girangaon the social organization of the workingclass neighbourhoods
168
The development of the cottontextile industry a historical context
239
The workplace labour and the organization of production in the cottontextile industry
278
Rationalizing work standardizing labour the limits of reform in the cottontextile industry
335
Epilogue workers politics class caste and nation
397
Bibliography
432
Index
458
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