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

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KUALA LUMPUR-China Confuses Communists

enforcing this law and the landowners often pay loss than the three-rupee wage which was fixed in the 1960s. Another method of harassing the Halpatis of Surat is to bring in labourers from Khandesh. The crop pattern has also been changed to items like bananas and sugarcane so that less labour is required. Tims, along with his status of a free wage labourer, the Halpati has also acquired the freedom to beunemployed and the freedom to starve.

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