Globalization and Plantation Workers in North-East India is a piece of research study regarding the impacts of globalization among the workers. The impacts have been analyzed thoroughly in regard to the case of Darjeeling tea industry along with the industry in relation to other regions of West Bengal and Assam of North-East India. Since this is the first sociological study on the impacts of globalization among plantation workers, it will elucidate the positive and negative sides of present globalization process in the industry. It has also incorporated a whole lot of the assessment of changes taking place since 1991 of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization of Indian economy in tea frontiers of North-East India. The work will be very essential reference book for the researchers who are going to contribute more for the literature on plantation study in India in near future.
About the Author(s)
Dr. K.R. Sharma (b.1957) is a senior Education Officer in the Central Board for Worker Education, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India at Siliguri. He did his M.A. (Sociology and Social Anthropology) from the University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, West Bengal. He did PhD from the same University. His area of interest is Industrial Sociology, Political Sociology, Himalayan Society, Sociology of Indian Tea Industry, Ecology and Environment and labour Education. He has already published seven books to his credit. Among the publications, The Himalayan Tea Plantation Workers, Sociology of Indian tea Industry, Agony of Plantation Workers in North-East India, Tea Industry in India: An Introduction and Socio-Economic Life of Cinchona Plantation Workers in India are very important academic publications. Presently, Dr. Sharma is actively engaged in an academic research project on the Eastern Himalayan Society
Shri T.C. Das (b.1950) did his M.A. (Economics) from the University of Guwahati (Assam). He is additional Director in the national headquarters of CBWE at Nagpur. He has already published a book named Agony of Plantation Workers in North-East India. He has also published a journal named North-East Mirror when he was the zonal Director of CBWE for North-East Zone at Guwahati. Presently, Shri Das is closely associated with various activities of CBWE at Nagpur.