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

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A Labour History of Social Security and Mutual Assistance in India

Mutual Assistance in India Ranajit Das Gupta This paperprovides an account and assessment of the social security and insurance arrangements prevailing in India during the colonial period with regard to factory workers. Focusing on the uncertainties and adversities faced by the urban-industrial workers, the paper touches on some of the broader dimensions and distinguishing patterns of the processes of proletarianisation in India and other countries of the third world.

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