The book under review is a compilation of lectures and notes extracted from the postgraduation courses taught by the author on different aspects of industrial sociology. Hence, it is directly relevant as a textbook for discerning post-graduate students, as it provides a critical evaluation on various aspects of the labour market. Designed as a textbook, the book is written in a lucid and accessible manner, with each chapter listing the salient features at the beginning. It also provides the key concepts with their definitions and ends with a list of further readings and references on the related topic. The book covers the social aspects of industrial relations and focuses on work and employment relations in contemporary society. While specially focusing on the issue of informal employment, the book also examines the various aspects of work in a globalising economy.