• Hilary Newnes

    Even in 1991 the textile mills in Bombay were a shadow of what they had once been. The mill strikes of the Dutta Samant unions and the shifting of powerlooms to Bhivandi were the main causes. Think it is too late now for an enquiry into who was actually behind the Dutta Samant strikes, because at that time it seemed like the mill owners were the primary losers. But the subsequent developments have given doubt as to whether the mill owners were the losers or actual winners over the labour class.

  • leahbarrett

    From ’87-91 as a recent fashion grad I worked at Dhanraj Mills Compound for a garment exporter. The units or “galas” were occupied by clothing and knit fabric manufacturers and used as showrooms, for product development and sample making of everything from t-shirts to high-end couture of some well recognised international brands. Buyers from Europe visited frequently, navigating the narrow, pretty filthy, sometimes flooded roads of Lower Parel to get to the mills. The poor infrastructure of Mumbai concealed hidden gems of activity.

  • yak yakker

    Having thoroughly enjoyed Taj Mahal Foxtrot, much looking forward to your new book’s release. . .

  • Rohidas Gaonkar

    Hey, Thanks for using my image here