Archive for May, 2018

On the occasion of May Day, 2018,  Aspects no.s 70 & 71 are now available on www.rupe-india.org.

No.s 70 & 71: India’s Working Class and Its Prospects, Part One
It is 200 years since the birth of Karl Marx. To mark this occasion,  Aspects of India’s Economy  has published a special issue, in two parts,  on the working class of India. The first part of this collection covers the specific features of the Indian working class, in the light of Marx’s theory; the conditions that lead to bondage and migration of workers from Odisha to the brick kilns of Telangana; and the conditions of brick kiln labour in Maharashtra and Orissa.

Shortly to appear on the site: The second part, Aspects no.s 72 & 73, covering: India’s working class under neoliberal rule;  the Kanpur leather industry and its workers; the conditions of garment workers in Delhi and Bengaluru, and the explosions of mass unrest there; the effects of contractualisation and informalisation in organised sector manufacturing, and the scope for struggle in this situation; and experiences of organising workers in Chhattisgarh.

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