Working in the Mill No More

Jan Breman and Parthiv Shah

Working in the Mill No More
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Jan Breman and Parthiv Shah

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200 pages | Illustrated throughout | 13-3/4 x 8-1/4 | © 2003
Cloth $38.25 ISBN: 9789053566428 Published December 2003 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Mixing narrative and images, this book provides a stark account of the collapse of the textile industry in Ahmedabad. Over a four-year period, the author, accompanied by photographer Parthiv Shah, found out what had happened to their previous informants. Hindus and Muslims alike remembered a shared past of working in the same mills and living in the same neighborhoods. Then, following the 2002 riots, the community suffered its final fractures of religious hate. The stories and images here form a unique record of the social consequences of mass pauperization, a record that pays special attention to the coping mechanisms of women in preserving the basic fabric of family.
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