The Integrated Labour History Research Programme aims to initiate, integrate and revive historical research on labour in India and is the first of its kind in the country. ‘Writing Labour History’ is a key component of the Programme, and is an effort to synthesise research and chart out new areas in labour history through research contributions by leading scholars in the field.
In its first phase, titled “Overview of Labour History in India” - reputed specialists in the field with their contributions have produced a collection of essays. In the following phases this component will be enriched by the research projects conducted by the Archives and will incorporate periodically all written output of the research programme.
The research output emanating from the Research and Collection projects feed into the Writing Labour History Programme. In the first phase essays on ten key themes on labour have been completed and are being readied for publication as working papers of the ILHRP.