By Anand Patwardhan
20 min., 1996
Textile mills once were the backbones of Bombay’s economy, and their laborers provided the city its working class culture. Today, foreign investment and rising real-estate prices have made selling mill lands more profitable than running them. Mill ‘sickness’ is now an epidemic. OCCUPATION: MILLWORKER records the courageous action of workers who, after a four-year lockout, forcibly occupied The New Great Eastern Mill.