‘Organising unorganised workers: The case of Bindery workers in Calcutta’, Biswajit Ghosh, Department of Sociology, M.B.B. College, Tripura. Published in Sociological Bulletin, 37 (1&2), March-September 1988



‘The bindery workers of Daftaripara: Forms and fragments’, Occasional paper no. 127, Asok Sen, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, April, 1991 (

‘The bindery workers of Daftaripara: Their own life-stories’, Occasional paper no. 128, Asok Sen, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, June, 1991 (


Research papers by Ashok Sen on Daftaripara



Daftariparar diary, Afsar Ahmed, Pratikshan Publications, Calcutta, January, 1995

Non-fiction book by Afsar Ahmed



Khanda bikhanda, Afsar Ahmed, Dey’s publishing, Calcutta, January, 1992

Ficiton on Daftaripara by Afsar Ahmed



The politics of the governed: Reflections on popular politics in most of the world, Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University Press, New York, 2004. pp.61-64

Partha Chatterjee, "The Politics of the Governed" in The Politics of the Governed : Reflections on Popular Politics in most of the World. New York : Columbia University Press, 2004. Pg-61.



‘Reading Space: Daftaripara’, an essay by Abhijit Roy in Strangely Beloved: Calcutta, the City ed. Nilanjana Gupta, Raintree publications, New Delhi (forthcoming) Click here to open


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