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

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

by Rajnarayan Chandavarkar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521525950

ISBN-13: 9780521525954

Pub. Date: 10/30/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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'

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525954
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2003
Series:
Cambridge South Asian Studies Series, #51
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Problems and perspectives; 2. The setting: Bombay city and its hinterland; 3. The structure and development of the labour market; 4. Migration and the rural connections of Bombay's workers; 5. Girangaon: the social organization of the working class neighbourhoods; 6. The development of the cotton textile industry: a historical context; 7. The workplace: labour and the organization of production in the cotton textile industry; 8. Rationalizing work, standardizing labour: the limits of reform in the cotton textile industry; 9. Epilogue: workers politics, class caste and nation.

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