Bombay

The long haul: The Bombay textile workers strike of 1982-83 - Rajni Bakshi

Union leader Dutta Samant with strikers, 1982

An extremely valuable book about the Bombay textile workers' strike of 1982-3, which deserves to be more widely read. The strike of 230,000 workers was big and extremely determined, but nevertheless doomed, which parallels to the UK miners' strike of 1984-5. Its defeat led directly to the massive restructuring of the Indian textile industry in the following years.