ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Agrarian Transformation and Quality of Life in Highlands of Tripura

Socio-economic Surveys of Three Villages in Tripura: A Study of Agrarian Relations edited by Madhura Swaminathan and Ranjini Basu, Delhi: Tulika Books in association with Foundation for Agrarian Studies, 2019; pp xxiv+376, ` 600.

Voices from Kamduni

The sessions court verdict in the Kamduni gang rape case has been welcomed by the villagers and activists who have been protesting both the atrocity as well as the complicity of the state government in the act.

Death in Police Custody

We have watched with disgust and horror the brutal police assault on students during a peaceful demonstration organised by four Left students’ organisations on 2 April 2013 in Kolkata and the subsequent death of Sudipta Gupta, a participant in the demonstration, while in police custody. Sudipta was...

Moving towards Semi-Fascism in West Bengal

The Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee came to power in West Bengal with a massive mandate and widespread support from all sections of the people. One year on, its report card is dismal and the state's future prospects appear even more gloomy.

Calcutta s Informal Sector-Changing Pattern of Labour Use

Changing Pattern of Labour Use Ishita Mukhopadhyay Calcutta, being a populous city of a third world country, contained a large informal sector of industrial activities in colonial times, The trends which were visible in the pre-independence days were reinforced in the last 50 post-independence years, A heterogeneous labour force are employed without the sanction of labour legislation and they are rising continually in third world urban sites or agglomerates. Both domestic and foreign firms have thrived in the city area on the basis of ancillarisation. The paper attempts to trace the changing pattern of labour use in this amorphous segment in Calcutta urban agglomerate during the last few decades. The all-India industrial scene also revealed an increasing trend of marginalisation and casualisation of the labour force, Calcutta has witnessed a spurt in informal activities during the last few decades. The city also experienced a difference in policy prescriptions as the state of West Bengal has been under Left Front regime during the last two decades. Labour organisations are much stronger in this state and labour movements have included the workers in this segment. The paper investigates whether this has affected the pattern of labour use in (his sector vis-a-vis the rest of the country.

Urban Informal Sector and Communal Violence-Case Study of 1992 Riots in Calcutta

Case Study of 1992 Riots in Calcutta Ishita Mukhopadhyay This snap-shot study of the impact of the post-Ayodhya riots on the informal sector in Calcutta reveals that the more stable formal sector tended to ensure its economic security by dumping goods and other consumables in the informal sector with which it had linkages. As a result the latter sector suffered a worse economic loss.
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