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Title : Work and Social Change in Asia: Essays in Honour of Jan Breman
Author : Arvind N. Das, Marcel van der Linden
Edition : Hardbound
ISBN : 9788173048456
Pages : 284p.
Year of Pub : 2003
Price : Rs 650.00
The present collection of essays reflects Breman`s wide ranging interests. Asian and European scholars and friends discuss aspects of changing labour relations in South and South-East Asia. Topics include small farmers in Gujarat (Chris Baks): IT specialists and Hindu nationalism (Peter van der Veer); the local impact of the 1947 Partition on working people`s livelihood (Willem van Schendel); the multi-layered nature of Labour and Capital in contemporary Asia (K.P. Kannan and Mario Rutten), the political meanings of the rape and murder of Marsinah, an Indonesian woman worker activist in the early 1990s. (Ratna Saptari); landlord credit in Philippine rice cultivation during the 1920s and 1930s (Willem Wolters); and the bloody repression of an Indian workers` festival in Trinidad in 1884 (Prabhu Mohapatra).


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