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Centre for Education and Communication, India, Social Justice | 

Just Transition and Decent Work for Garment Value Chain Workers

The study examines diverse perspectives and approaches to Just Transition, span- ning from the status-quoist to transformative paradigms. It provides an analysis of the features characterising the garment value chain and the garment sector in India, spot- lighting gaps and challenges related to decent work deficits, occupational health and hazards, environmental impacts stemming from the sector, and reliance on cheap labour.

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India, Social Justice | 

Workers’ Rights on Demand

Gig workers in India face an uphill battle — but if they organize, they can win

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India, Kashtakari Panchayat, Social-Ecological Transformation | 

The Story of SWaCH: India's Largest Cooperative of Waste Pickers

This short film captures the journey of India’s largest wholly-owned waste picker cooperative, follows its struggles and successes, and presents a nuanced perspective on the integration of informal waste pickers.

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India, Kashtakari Panchayat, Social-Ecological Transformation | 

Mol (Worth)

मोल 'Mol' presents an ethnographic history of the waste picker movement in Pune, told through individual stories of empowerment, transformation and resilience.

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India, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Social Justice | 

First History Lessons: Aspects of War

This book tries to answer many questions surrounding the question of war. Why we still go to war, how the natural world affects war, how can a war in one location change the way of life in a distant place, and what it means to wage war for one’s rights.

This book is the first in the second set of history books for children produced by the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.

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India, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Social Justice | 

First History Lessons: The Flow of Rivers

This book deals with the rivers and how they shape our history.

This book is the second in the second set of history books for children produced by the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.

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India, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Social Justice | 

First History Lessons: The World of Tea

This book deals with the history of tea. The tale of tea contains within itself the histories of Bengal and of Assam, of the Indian subcontinent, and of the world. Let’s unlock this treasure chest, then, and see what stories we can find in the history of tea.

This book is the third in the second set of history books for children produced by the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.

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India, Social Justice | 

"Captain" Suresh and the Union Ship

This comic is based on a study undertaken in 2020-21 by the Centre for Labour Studies at NLSIU, Bangalore, among platform food-delivery workers in Bangalore.

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India, Social Justice | 

An introduction to the world of platform-based taxi work

This reader is based on a study undertaken by the Centre for Labour Studies at NLSIU, Bangalore among platform taxi drivers in Hyderabad.

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International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Social Justice, Sri Lanka | 

In Plain Sight

Produced by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, this documentary explores the connection between disappearances and mass graves in Sri Lanka.

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International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group | 

Keywords on Forced Migration and Refugee Studies

The handbook aims at a compilation and brief explication of key terms used in the multidisciplinary field of refugee and forced migration studies.

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International Dialogue, Nepal | 

Is Marxism Alive in Nepal?

Ostensibly, Communist parties govern the Himalayan republic, but socialism remains a long way off.

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International Dialogue, Sri Lanka | 

Bailing Out the Creditors

Sri Lanka’s IMF deal neither solves the country’s economic crisis nor helps those who need it most

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India, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, Social Justice | 

Scheduled Castes in the Indian Labour Market: Employment Discrimination and Its Impact on Poverty

The book conducts an in-depth analysis of how employment and wage discrimination affect the income and poverty levels of scheduled caste workers. It advocates for implementing affirmative action policies as a viable solution to address and rectify employment and wage discrimination issues.

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India, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Social Justice | 

First History Lessons: The People of Our Country

The third book of the series talks about the linguistic diversity of the Indian subcontinent and how it has shaped India's international and regional borders since the colonial period. The book also explores the violence of determining 'insider' and 'outsider' based on linguistic identity, which India has frequently witnessed.

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