On the margin of the history of the Indian workers’ movement

The article unfolds the critique of modernisation through presenting the historiography of the Indian workers, and seeks to answer the question: what theoretical framework is needed for social scientific thinking to be perspective. It provides a complex picture of the differences between the Indian work culture and the world of metropolises. Embedded in the centre-periphery structure, it illustrates the development of labour, which has deviated from liberal models.