ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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This Chāy Is Bitter

Exploitative Relations in the Tea Industry

The global structure of "rewards" in the tea industry is so severely skewed in favour of the multinational retailers and blenders that, after the plantations, processing units and the buying agents get their shares, the tea-picking workers' lot is one of pittance. This article speaks of across-the-board violations of the rights of workers, mostly women tea-pickers, in the tea gardens in India in the age of globalisation.

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