Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

What the Tea Gardens of Bengal Mean to Female Labourers: A Home that Will Never be their Own

Anthropologist Sarah Besky comments on the wages and management of tea gardens, explaining "that ideally the houses required to be built and maintained by the plantation management - something that rarely, if ever, happens. Whether it is painting the house, or just growing vegetables outside, it is done by the families and 'almost always by the women.'"

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