Bonded Labor

Bonded Labor Siddharth Kara S Sex Trafficking Has Become A Critical Resource For Its Revelations Into An Unconscionable Business, And Its Detailed Analysis Of The Trade S Immense Economic Benefits And Human Cost This Volume Is Kara S Second, Explosive Study Of Slavery, This Time Focusing On The Deeply Entrenched And Wholly Unjust System Of Bonded LaborDrawing On Eleven Years Of Research In India, Nepal, Bangladesh, And Pakistan, Kara Delves Into An Ancient And Ever Evolving Mode Of Slavery That Ensnares Roughly Six Out Of Every Ten Slaves In The World And Generates Profits That Exceeded Billion In In Addition To Providing A Thorough Economic, Historical, And Legal Overview Of Bonded Labor, Kara Travels To The Far Reaches Of South Asia, From Cyclone Wracked Southwestern Bangladesh To The Thar Desert On The India Pakistan Border, To Uncover The Brutish Realities Of Such Industries As Hand Woven Carpet Making, Tea And Rice Farming, Construction, Brick Manufacture, And Frozen Shrimp Production He Describes The Violent Enslavement Of Millions Of Impoverished Men, Women, And Children Who Toil In The Production Of Numerous Products At Minimal Cost To The Global Market He Also Follows Supply Chains Directly To Western Consumers, Vividly Connecting Regional Bonded Labor Practices To The Appetites Of The World Kara S Pioneering Analysis Encompasses Human Trafficking, Child Labor, And Global Security, And He Concludes With Specific Initiatives To Eliminate The System Of Bonded Labor From South Asia Once And For All

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  • Hardcover
  • 314 pages
  • Bonded Labor
  • Siddharth Kara
  • English
  • 08 December 2017
  • 9780231158480

10 thoughts on “Bonded Labor

  1. says:

    This book makes me want to buy only Fair Trade things forever It s very academic in style and not very well geared toward casual readers, but it s comprehensive and explicit.

  2. says:

    The value of this book lies not only in its adroit exposure of bonded labor in South Asia but in the way in which Kara explains the nature of bonded labor with both simplicity and sophistication so that, as a reader coming to the book with no knowledge of the subject matter, I was able to walk away feeling informed and enlightened Kara also offers a model to scholars on how to introduce a moral ingredient into writings about atrocities such as slavery Further, he demonstrates skill in investigating the systemic nature of bonded labor, using a dogged persistence to pursue and deconstruct a variety of written and oral sources, even when they were not always forthcoming An excellent book to introduce any reader to the subject of modern slavery.

  3. says:

    I love this book Its so informed and well written I appreciate how many different aspects he looks at while also stating inconsistencies and holes in research Mad appreciation for this book It has inspired me to develop an interest in possibly researching on the gendered aspects of forced migration and trafficking, specifically in regards to refugee crisis and climate change in Western and South Asia If I end up going for a masters in advanced migration studies, I feel like this would probably be a huge focus of mine.

  4. says:

    Like his first book, Bonded Labor is incredibly well researched, documented and written Kara certainly knows what he s talking about, and goes into such rich detail, presenting the lives of the many people he talked to who were forced into bonded labor Like his first book, it s hopelessly unsettling I can t believe this still goes in in this day and age says the girl of privilege from a prosperous nation Kara presents the real life situation in such sectors as agriculture, bricks, construction, shrimp, tea, carpets, and domestic servitude Such a bleak picture I m going to try to never eat shrimp again.More

  5. says:

    The persistence of bonded labor in South Asia is driven by the ability to generate substantial profits at almost no real risk, through the the exploitation of an immense underclass of systemically impoverished and vulnerable people Perhaps the most important argument in this book is that the lack of a reasonable alternative to the exploitative debt bondage agreement directly negates the voluntary nature of the decision to make it The decision may still be construed as voluntary from a classical economics standpoint, but I would argue that when an individual is faced with starvation, destitution, and oppressive social system, and no other opportunity for any mode of reasonable subsistence, that individual is hardly making a choice to enter servitude rationally and freely We must never forget that landowners and other producer creditors possess near complete control over all local resources, land, access to markets, and oftentimes the law itself They work assiduously to ensure that the peasant has no reasonable alternative Is this to be held against the peasant as reason to declare his agreement as being voluntary Above all, the absence of any reasonable alternative must be construed as an element of coercion or duress that negates voluntary choice in any debt bondage agreement, rendering it, without question, a form of contemporary slavery Both traditions were clear to specify laws relating to this category of slavery, because it was one of the most common ways in which slaves were acquired during ancient times, when famines were a regular occurrence Unfortunately, salvation from famine or starvation remains a prominent mode of entry into debt bondage even today, which serves as a sharp reminder that no one who chooses subservience in exchange for survival should be deemed to have entered the condition voluntarily.

  6. says:

    Brings new meaning to owing your soul to the company store A study of debt bondage and violent enslavement of men, women, and children in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal Eighteen million bonded laborers owe their souls to the man generating over 17.6 billion in profits every year Their life is not their own, but the products they make are ones that we purchase everyday hand woven carpets, tea, rice, frozen shrimp, For individuals, this is a study of the commerce chain and a questioning of who really made this product What was the true human cost for my convenience For writers setting anything in South Asia, this is a great resource for the human plotline It will make you feel angry, sad, and helpless from page 1 Read it to be enlightened My Review of Bonded Labor Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia on Killer NashvilleMy Other Reviews on Killer Nashville

  7. says:

    There are moments in life, when you see the things around but feel terribly helpless This book will evoke such a moment.This is a neatly well written book, which goes in depth on the subject without boring the reader It touches the causes, caste system equation, vicious cycle of the system and possible solutions Living in India, where one could easily perceive this Bonded Labor system, I find that Siddharth Kara has touched all the aspects, without preaching nor sugarcoating.I wish this book is sold with South Asian reprint with price lowered than the current price of 26 which is way out of reach of many South Asians Also, perhaps if this book is translated into major South Asian languages like Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil etc then this book will do than it initially intended for.Thanks to Sidharath Kara and Columbia University Press for giving us a wonderful book.

  8. says:

    This book was meticulously researched, beautifully written, and emotionally moving Kara does a great job of combining rigorous academic research on the system of bonded labor in South Asia with compelling first hand accounts from bonded laborers In addition to his excellent documentation of the current state and history of bonded labor in the region, he provides well reasoned ideas about ways to tackle and change the system I knew nothing about bonded labor before reading this book and think it s an important topic that everyone participating in the global economic system should know about Excellent.

  9. says:

    Bonded Labour simply means slavery in the 20th 21st century, and an amazingly large number of people are currently bonded labourers, with a large concentration of them in South Asia.

  10. says:

    Intense Shocking to learn about the evil bonded slave labor behind so many things we buy and use everyday, from jewelry to rugs.

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