CONDITIONS ON THE ASSAM TEA PLANTATIONS

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Iris Macfarlane lived on a tea plantation in Assam for over twenty years after the Second World War. She was shocked by the awful conditions of the tea labourers, brought up from Bihar and Orissa and living in squalid huts with few facilities. comditions reminiscent of Britain during the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century. There were few improvements by 1966.


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