Women and Labour in Late Colonial India The Bengal Jute Industry (Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society) by Samita Sen

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Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: from c 1900 -,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • India,
  • Asia - India,
  • Economic History,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • Business & Economics-Economic History,
  • History / India,
  • Social Science-Women"s Studies - History,
  • Women--Employment--India--Bengal,
  • Women--Employment--India--Bengal Women--Emplo,
  • Modern - 20th Century

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages285
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7715132M
ISBN 100521035066
ISBN 109780521035064
OCLC/WorldCa150387648

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