Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

New repository of labour regulations in India now online!


CeMIS as a consortium partner of the The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP) in Delhi proudly announces the launch of the online repository of labour regulations in India. The repository is a product of ICAS:MP's thematic module "Labour as a Political Category", which is headed by Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja (CeMIS Göttingen), Prof. Rana Behal (AILH/University of Delhi), and Dr. Aditya Sarkar (University of Warwick).

The rapid expansion of industries and industrial labour in the years leading up to and during the First World War, the upsurge in labour protests in India, the Russian Revolution, the establishment of the ILO and the formation of the first All India Trade Union Congress, provide the immediate context for the shift in colonial state policy. After the First World War, labour became an even more important object of state regulation in India. The present repository of documents aims to track the major changes and shifts regarding labour regulation in India in the 20th century. It presently comprises of the following seven collections that together provide a valuable resource for mapping histories of labour: The Labour Gazette (1921 - 1988), The Labour Law Journal (1949-2005), ILO India, monthly reports, (1929-1969), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Pamphlets Collection (1928-1990), Royal Commission on Labour in India (1929 - 1931), National Commissions on Labour (1967-2002), and Labour Investigation Committee (1945-1946).

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Interview von Prof. Ravi Ahuja zu den Protesten gegen das neue Staatsbürgerschaftsgesetz in Indien

Dr. Ravi Ahuja, Professor für moderne indische Geschichte am CeMIS, hat dem Radio Dreyeckland ein Interview zu den aktuellen Protesten in Indien gegen das neue Staatsbürgerschaftsgesetz gegeben, die mit massiver Polizeigewalt niedergeschlagen werden.

Hören Sie das Interview auf Radio Dreyeckland.


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