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

Articles By J Krishnamurty

India and the ILO in Historical Perspective

In the 91 years since the International Labour Organisation came into existence, there have been many intersections and parallels between the development of labour and social policies in this body and in India. Nations and international organisations influence each other in subtle and not so subtle ways. This group of articles explores some aspects of these interactions from an Indian point of view. The hope is that they will stimulate further work on the history of economic and social conditions and policies in India and beyond.

Indian Officials in the ILO, 1919-c 1947

This study sheds light on the services of a distinguished line of Indian officials in the International Labour Organisation, particularly before Independence. Their brilliant academic backgrounds, their roles in the organisation and their contributions are analysed. The issues of India's disproportionately large financial contributions to the ilo and meagre Indian representation in the secretariat are also briefly examined. In all, the ilo and India were well served by these outstanding Indian officials though they operated in difficult times with the shadow of a colonial government always looming over them.

K N Raj and the Delhi School

K N Raj (1924-2010) was one of the most eminent Indian economists of the post-Independence generation. He was an outstanding teacher, builder of institutions and public intellectual par excellence. In this collection of tributes, students and colleagues over close to half a century write about various aspects of his life and work: Raj's contributions to building up the Delhi School of Economics in the 1950s and 1960s, the creation and growth of the Centre for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram in the 1970s and 1980s, his interaction with students and colleagues, the wide-ranging nature of his research and also his multifaceted personality.