Category Archives: Art & Literature Review

The Death and Life of American Labor : Book review

In the book ‘the Death and Life of American Labor’, Stanley Aronowitz constructs a wide-ranging criticism of how American unions have functioned in the last four decades. He uses a historical understanding of the labour movement and numerous examples, to … Continue reading

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Watching the viewers: Chennai garment workers react to “Dollar City”

Excerpts from a Review by Com. Sujatha, President of Garment and Fashion Workers Union – NTUI “Dollar City”, P R Amudhan’s 77-minute documentary, is a story woven through the alleyways of Tirupur, the hub of Tamil Nadu’s garment industry. Through … Continue reading

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“We are those lions Mr. Manager” – The Great Grunwick Strike

The Grunwick strike spanning 2 years by Asian African Immigrant women workers in Britain is a lesson in history on the class unity that can be forged among workers across race and gender and the classic example of reformist trade … Continue reading

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Through the lens: the world of the working class

Media activist groups Marupakkam and Periyar Self-Respect Media organized a workers’ film festival in Periyar Thidal on May 1st. The films in the festival brought out the contrasts between excessive production of commodities and the labour who makes it possible … Continue reading

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தமிழ் இலக்கியங்களில் சாதியும் வர்க்கமும்: வ. கீதாவுடன் உரையாடல்

பெண்ணியவாதி, வரலாற்றாசிரியர், எழுத்தாளர், சமூக ஆர்வலர் என்று பன்முகங்களைக் கொண்டவர் வ.கீதா. “Towards a Non Brahmin Millenium”, “Gender”, “Patriarchy” உட்பட பல்வேறு நூல்களை அவர் இயற்றியும் தொகுத்தும் உள்ளார். குழந்தைகளுக்கும் பெரியவர்களுக்கும் பட நூல்கள் வெளியிடும் தாரா புக்ஸ் எனும் சிறு தன்னிச்சையான பதிப்பகத்தின் தோற்றுனர்களில் ஒருவர். இந்தியாவில் நிலவும் உயர்குடி வர்க்கத்தால் … Continue reading

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Class and Caste in Tamil Literature: An Interview with V. Geetha

V. Geetha is a feminist, historian and writer.  She is the author and editor of several articles and books including “Towards a Non Brahmin Millennium” “Gender” and “Patriarchy”. She is also one of the founders and Editor of Tara Books … Continue reading

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