The Association of Indian Labour Historians was founded in December 1996. It is a professional body of historians, social scientists and scholars interested in furthering the historical understanding of the conditions of labour and labouring people. It provides a forum for interaction among scholars through regular meetings, seminars, conferences and publications. It preserves, generates and makes accessible documents and materials relating to the history and heritage of the Indian working class. The Association also aims to revive and disseminate research on Indian labour through collaboration with universities, research institutions and the labour movement.