Bonded Labour

Between Modernism and Archaism: The Bonded Labour Situation in India

Author : Frederic Robin | 2005
Published By: India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN)

This thesis explores the Indian situation regarding bonded labour. This form of forced labour, which corresponds to a "practice similar to slavery" according to UNO, corresponds schematically to the setting in constraint of a person because of the contraction of a debt. Because of this borrowing of money, the person mortgages one’s freedom and must work relentlessly for the person she or he will often call "Master". All this happens in a climate of great psychological and physical violence. This form of setting in constraint exists in many countries, but finds in India reasons enabling its “blooming”, since millions of people are concerned by this.

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