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The Strike that Never Ended: Episode 5 (Today)

With the destruction of the Bombay mills and class struggle of the mill workers, the city and its politics took a decisive turn. Post-80s Bombay reeled under communal violence, controlled by the Brahman-Maratha-Kayastha caste combine. The industrial capitalist class evolved into a powerful financial mafia, with real estate as one the chief new economic activities. […]

The Strike that Never Ended: Episode 4 (1980s)

Mumbai – India’s bustling “Financial capital”. Carefully hidden beneath the city’s hustle, bustle and ruthlessness, its money and politics – lies a chilling history of the city’s cotton mill workers and their century-long struggle that once took the city by storm. Episodes One, Two and Three in the series spoke about the history of the […]