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Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal 1890-1940

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Dipesh Chakrabarty combines a history of the jute-mill workers of Calcutta with a fresh look at labor history in Marxist scholarship. Opposing a reductionist view of culture and consciousness, he examines the milieu of the jute-mill workers and the way it influenced their capacity for class solidarity and "revolutionary" action from 1890 to 1940. Around and within this emp ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 27th 2000 by Princeton University Press (first published March 1989)
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Terribly fascinating, terribly useful, and written with a clarity that separates Chakrabarty from other Marxists, historians, and Chicagoans.
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Dipesh Chakrabarty is a Bengali historian who has also made contributions to postcolonial theory and subaltern studies.

He attended Presidency College of the University of Calcutta, where he received his undergraduate degree in physics. He also received a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Later he moved on to the Australian National University i
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