On Thursday 4 December Rana Behal will present his book:
One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam
The book presents a hundred-year history of tea plantations in the Assam (Brahmaputra) Valley during British colonial rule in India. It explores a world where more than two million migrantlabourers worked under conditions of indentured servitude in these tea plantations, producing tea for an increasingly profitable global market.
Rana P. Behal taught history at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi. He has also held teaching assignments at Cornell University, Syracuse University and Oberlin College. He was a fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi; South Asia Centre, Cambridge University; Re:Work, Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History, Humboldt University, Berlin; and Centre for Development Studies, Geographic Sciences, Free University, Berlin.
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