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.