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Education, development, and reform to counter debt bondage: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights revisited

By Swathi Mehta, Tufts University Overview In Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, Dr. Kevin Bales estimates that there are at least 27 million slaves in the world today – more than at any other time in human history. … Continue reading

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The Asurs’ remembrance of their ancestors: A ‘particularly vulnerable’ tribal group –  Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal

Prashant Pandey & Premankur Biswas, Indian Express, December 8, 2016 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Chamru is an Asur, a ‘particularly vulnerable tribal group’ that dominates Sakhuapani’s population of about 2,000 and lives in villages … Continue reading

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Ekalavya the archer prodigy

Watch this story on Youtube including the self-mutilation scene [=/-11:32]: Eklavya | Mahabharat | Hindi Animated Stories For Kids- 2 | Moral Stories For Children | KahaniyaanURL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgl0L401VkIDate visited: 1 July 2020 [verify on ekalavya-youtube-screenshot-2020-07-01-web.jpg] 3D Animation For Children forms … Continue reading

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“The relationship between labourer and lender is timeless”: Rescuing forced labour and children – Anti-Slavery International

Many of India’s informal workers are getting pushed into bonded labour during coronavirus crisis | Read the full report in Scroll.in >> Loan sharks are exploiting workers’ inability to repay loans. Many families will instead resort to taking out loans … Continue reading

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“We are so much more than that”: Book by S. Swarnalatha documenting the lives her own community, the Irula, who are known for their knowledge of nature and medicinal herbs – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

“My grandmother told me if someone ever pointed out our dance movements are peculiar, we should tell them these are the feline steps of a hunter” | To read the full story, click here >> Swarnalatha belongs to the tribal … Continue reading

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