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Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843$
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Andrea Major

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317583

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317255

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Introduction: Locating Indian Slaveries

Introduction: Locating Indian Slaveries

(p.123) Introduction: Locating Indian Slaveries
Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843
Liverpool University Press

This section explores domestic slavery, the slave trade, the trafficking of women and children, and agricultural and caste-based slavery in colonial India. It discusses north Indian debates about domestic slavery and slave-trafficking (and the associated debates about immoral commerce, illegitimate acquisitions, and unregulated movement of people within and between colonial and Indian spaces) as well as South Indian debates about slave castes, agricultural production, and emerging plantation economies. Debates on slavery were less about the conditions of Indian slaves and more about the nature of the colonial state's authority and its relationship to indigenous structures and hierarchies of power, metropolitan influence, and colonial humanitarianism.

Keywords:   India, slavery, slave trade, slave-trafficking, immoral commerce, slave castes, agricultural production, plantation economies, slaves, humanitarianism

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