Some Aspects of Labour History of Bengal in the Nineteenth Century

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Author(s): 
Chakrabarty, Dipesh
Author(s): 
Dasgupta, Ranajit
Author(s): 
Chaudhuri, Rosinka
ISBN: 
9780199486670
Date published: 
November 2018
Hardback
Price: 
£8.99

he brief, and sharply posed, exchange between Dipesh Chakrabarty and Ranajit Das Gupta on working class consciousness in Bengal. it posits that this consciousness is not a mechanical outcome of the capitalist mode of production, it is not a thing but a process; that even failure must be taken on board in order to flesh out that process; that not only was the working class present (and therefore conscious) of its own making, but drew from rich pre-capitalist cultural traditions of dissent, rebellion and republicanism.