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Brick Kiln Workers in India: Migrating into Bondage
January-April 2014
EDITORIAL
Bonded Labour Unlimited!
The Government of India abolished bonded labour during the period of the Emergency.
COVER STORY
Brick Kiln Workers in India: Migrating into Bondage
December 16, 2013. The day was a fateful one for Nilambar Dhangada Majhi (35) and Bialu Nial (30) from Kalahandi district in Orissa.
ARTICLE
Migration and Bondage in Brick Kilns in Odisha
Bonded and forced labour go by different names in various parts of the country—for example, Gothi, Vethi or Bhagola in Andhra Pradesh, Vet or Begar in Maharashtra, Dadan in Odisha, Hali in Rajasthan and Padiyals in Tamil Nadu.
Struggle Notes
Mid-day Meal Workers’ March to Parliament
On 13 February 2013, more than 2,000 mid-day meal workers marched to Parliament, demanding that the 45th ILC recommendation benefitting them be implemented....

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From the Fields
The Woes of an Oriya Family in the Brick Kilns of Nalgonda
Ganga Hati, a resident of Jugimunda village of Patnagarh block in Balangir district, Orissa, migrated with his wife Sabati, 22-year-old daughter Mukta and 16-year-old son Chaturbujato to a brick kiln in Bibi Nagar in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh....

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Labour in Those Years
A Struggle for Fair Share: Recounting the Tebhaga Movement, 1946–47
The Tebhaga movement was a major upheaval of sharecroppers and their allies—the landless labourers, rural artisans and tribals in undivided Bengal....

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The Missing Right - The right to social security
A ‘rights-based’ twist is what Sonia Gandhi, the Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, giv...
Turning Old: A Domestic Workers’ Nightmare
Tithli Ben migrated to Delhi in 1969 at the age of 19 after marriage to Dumru Bhai, a mechanic worki...
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