ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Historical Review

Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indian Working Class

There is surprisingly little work by historians on Jawaharlal Nehru's relations with India's labour movements. This historical survey of his positions, actions and relations vis-à-vis working class politics identifies a clear break in 1947; the earlier Nehru was far more actively engaged with labour issues than the Prime Minister Nehru. The article ends by suggesting possible ways to understand Nehru's engagement with working class issues both before and after independence.



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