The Small Hands of Slavery: Bonded Child Labor in India
"At least fifteen million children work as bonded laborers in India. Whether chained to carpet looms, sweating in silver smithies, or working in the field from dawn until, these children endure miserable lives ..."--Page 4 of cover.
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Page 147 - Article 43 stated that the State shall endeavour to secure, by suitable legislation or economic organization or in any other way, to all workers (agricultural industrial or otherwise) work, a living wage, conditions of work ensuring a decent standard of life and full enjoyment of leisure and social and cultural opportunities.