Chandavarkar Papers

Donated by Dr J.S. Davis

Papers of Dr Rajnarayan (Raj) S. Chandavarkar, Trinity College, Cambridge. Faculty of History, Cambridge and Director of the Centre of South Asian Studies, 2001-2006. Papers relating to teaching in Cambridge and to research on mills, labour activism and police in Bombay [Mumbai], 1920s and 1930s.

Box 1 – Papers relating to mill and railway strikes in Bombay during the 1920s and 1930s; Court of Enquiry files about strikes.

Box 2 – Papers relating to mill strikes from the N.M. Joshi Papers and to railway strikes from the P. Thakaduras Papers.

Box 3 – Papers from the Textile Labour Inquiry Committee looking into mill labour activism, with a focus on Sholapur Mill, from the late 1930s.

Box 4 – Papers relating to mill strikes and policing, with a particular focus on strikes at Manekji Petit Mill and the activities of Shiv Sena in labour activism.

Box 5 – Managers’ reports to directors throughout various years in four different mill companies.

Box 6 – Papers and reports about workers and daily life of mills from the 1930s and 1940s.

Box 7 – Papers relating to mill strikes; police files about riots; Secret Abstracts of Intelligence.

Box 8 – Secret Abstracts of Intelligence from police files from the 1920s and 1930s about various topics including mills and riots.

Box 9 – Police files about communal violence, song censorship and riots.

Box 10 – Pamphlet on the history of SAARC; Dissertation by R.S. Chandavarkar.

Box 11 – Papers relating to teaching in Cambridge; publications and papers on textile industries in Bombay [Mumbai], 1891-1937.

Box 12 – Papers relating to Activism in UP; Textile industry reports; Correspondence to Congress leaders.