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Slavery and its Abolition(1843) in Karnataka

Title:Slavery and its Abolition(1843) in Karnataka
Author:Kamath Suryanath
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy (R)
Enumeration:Vol 7, 1992
Abstract:Slavery existed in Karnataka and slave was not a bonded labourer but bonded by loan and hence inherited by the land owner in Dakshina Kannada.These were mostly untouchables, and also tribals in Kodagu and were meant for agricultural work.There were domestic servants too. Instances of women being auctioned by the Sringeri Math are there for committing adultery. This was stopped by Mark Cubbon in 1834.In 1843 slavery was abolished by the British India.Despite this slavery could die a natural death only with opportunities to work in coffee plantations opened up and public works provided jobs to these people.

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