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Chugging into Unfamiliar Stations

Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India by Ritika Prasad; New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2015; pp ix+315, Rs 795, hardback.

Discontent in Academia-Straws from Winnipeg

The faculty at the University of Manitoba waged a long and successful strike over issues of academic freedom and tenure last year. While the strike had its own local causes, the pressures that provided the broader context for it are growing throughout the world the trend toward privatisation and government under-funding of education, neo- conservative policies, and attacks on public institutions.

Working Class Protest in 19th Century India-Example of Railway Workers

Nineteenth century India was rich in collective action by the working class. These actions took many forms: forms that were not primitive precursors of 20th century unionism but which did, on occasion, include formally organised unions. Often these actions were planned, complex and effective responses to job-related oppression and exploitation as well as to opportunities perceived by the workers to contain beneficial possibilities.
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