Persecution and Protest

Women Workers and Their Spokeswomen in Colonial Bengal

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Persecution and Protest introduces a new approach in the field of conventional study of economic history through highlighting specifically the gender issues related to work and life of the industrial working class in jute, tea and coal industries in the 20th century colonial Bengal.The book is divided into two parts.The first part deals broadly with the nature of dual exploitation faced by the women labourers in the leading industries of colonial Bengal and the second part of the book has taken up four elite women leaders.They tried to create a women’s platform to enlighten and mobilize these helpless victims of situation.They believed that downtrodden and uneducated women were the burden of our country.Therefore uplift of them for the greater benefit of the future society was the real need of the time.


Sutapa Sengupta


Dr. Sutapa Sengupta, M.A,(gold medalist) Ph.D from Jadavpur University, is now working as an Associate Professor of History at the University of Kalyani. Her first book is Ethnic Nature Cure and its Modern Usage. The book Persecution and Protest adds a new dimension in the field of economic history by focusing on gender issues.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Persecution, women workers, gendered class exploitation, emerging consciousness, spokeswomen, protest, emancipation of women

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HISTORY / General