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

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Calcutta Diary

April, 13, 1974 CONSIDER that much maligned category, labour in West Bengal, Mothers in comfortable bourgeois households all over the country must be still narrating to their young offspring hair-raising stories about the indescribably evil deeds perpetrated by the industrial working class in this state during 1967- 71. Life then, the children would be told, was nasty, brutish, and short; civilisation had come to an end in this corner of the earth; the travails that the state is currently undergoing are the result of the brutalities indulged in by labour in those years

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