Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

Collection Highlights South Asia

Recent Collection highlights from South Asia include:

  • Scanned proceedings of the Textile Labour Association (TLA), Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India) 1924-1929; 1933-1937 and 1990-1995. TLA is part of the Majoor Mahajan Sangh (MMS) the labour union established by Mahatma Gandhi around 1920 which is now in a very precarious situation.
  • Materials, mainly posters from Bangladesh, together with the Heritage Archives of Bangladesh History (Rajshahi, Bangladesh)

An important history project initiated in the region is the Bengal Oral History Project, several dozens of video interviews by Shahriar Kabir with key figures in various 20th-century progressive movements in Bengal.

Archival Collections

Some examples of Archival collections – the majority stocked in Amsterdam:

Please, browse the online catalogue for records of archives, books and brochures, journals and audiovisual materials.

Online Exhibitions

21 January 2014