The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff, and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled “On Railway Strike and Industrial Relations” – a combination of the individual writings of three authors – N. H. Tata (“Basic Issues behind the Railway Strike”) , S. R. Mohan Das (“Basic Factors behind the Railway Strike”) and Prof. R. C. Goyal (“Industrial Relations in a Mixed Economy”). The essay as a whole is a case study for the modern reader, but there are conceptual issues hidden in this case which make the essay relevant across time. N. H. Tata in his essay, “Basic Issues behind the Railway Strike” has discussed the causes behind the railway strike. He discusses in a very lucid way the demands put forth by the strikers, their right to strike and the government’s stand. Next, S. R. Mohan Das in his essay, “Basic Factors behind the Railway Strike” points out the flawed way to view strikes and protests, and the remnants of the British ideas and tendencies. He has discussed the different approaches across countries. Finally he has indicated that despite the covering up of the bad effects of the strike, the repercussions are evident. In the last essay, “Industrial Relations in a Mixed Economy”, Prof. R. C. Goyal has discussed the various and evolving definitions of the term “industrial relations” and then goes on to discuss its role in economic development. Next, the author discusses the implications of a mixed economy i.e. India and then the evolution of the industrial relations policy. Towards the end the author has discussed the deteriorating state of the employee relations, but his comments on the mixed economy and the challenges faced uniquely only in the mixed economy are illuminating.