The Small Hands of Slavery: Bonded Child Labor in India
Lee Tucker, Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Project, Childrens Rights Project Staff, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Human Rights Watch, 1996 - Child labor - 179 pages
"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. They earn little and are beaten often. They do not go to school. From the age of four or five, many work for years in appalling conditions in often futile attempts to pay off family debts. Based on interviews with over one hundred children during a two month investigation in India, this report details their plight in th silk, beedi (hand rolled cigarettes), synthetic gems, silver, leather, agricultural, and carpet industries"--Back cover.
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