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Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia Hardcover – 26 Oct 2012

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (26 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231158483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231158480
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3.3 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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The book you hold in your hands is a tool for a slave-free future. Incisive, relevant, and composite, it offers the latest data on bonded labor in South Asia, argues brilliantly that choice is irrelevant to bondage, and has new "how-to" tools for activism. A must-read for all those who work against modern day slavery.--Ruchira Gupta, President and Founder, Apne Aap Women Worldwide

Siddharth Kara's exploration of bonded labor in South Asia is perhaps the most ambitious and reasoned treatment of this form of slavery in the modern era. From bricks and bidis to construction and carpets, Kara draws from eleven years of field-based research across South Asia to uncover the practice and networks of this very elusive form of enslavement. By combining both academic rigor and discipline alongside the narrative and voices of slaves, this text offers a definitive analysis of the complexity of bonded labor as well as a basis to reinvigorate the modern day movement to end this form of slavery globally. This is a must read for all that want to better understand the trajectory of the global economy and its influence and impact on labor.--Randy Newcomb, President/CEO, Humanity United

This book provides a comprehensive picture of bonded labour in South Asia. It is an eloquent description of human misery and courage, combined with hard empirical evidence. Indeed, the unique contribution of Kara's new book is his in-depth economic analysis of industries where high profits are made on the expense of millions of poor and vulnerable people. Kara also presents compelling arguments for taking action against bonded labour, looking at underlying causes at the supply and demand side. A necessary book for all those concerned with the struggle against contemporary forced labour and slavery.--Beate Andrees, Head, ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour

Siddharth's new book "Bonded Labor" blends an historical account of the origins of slavery with his own meticulous research, calculations showing the profitability of bonded labor and first-hand testimonies from victims. The book enables the reader to fully grasp the extent of the problem today, and should move us all to act.--Nina Smith, Executive Director, GoodWeave USA

"Bonded Labor" is a compelling read about the enslavement of millions of people in South Asia. Carefully researched and written, author Siddharth Kara leads us through the many sectors of industry - from brickmaking and construction to shrimp and tea farming - where whole families can live and die without drawing a breath of free air. It's beyond sobering, it's disturbing, and yet, it's so well and humanly written, I found myself up past midnight reading it. The solutions he proposes will not be simple to implement, but they are the clearest I have read in relegating this modern day slavery, finally, to history.--Erica Stone, President, American Himalayan Foundation

Comprehensively and intelligently researched, though it wears its erudition lightly. "Bonded Labour "is beautifully lucid, a compelling mixture of history, investigative journalism, personal testimony and trenchant socio-economic criticism.--Jacqueline Bhabha, Director of Research, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

You cannot change what you do not know. Siddharth Kara delivers an eye opening view of bonded labor, jolting the reader into acute awareness of one of the most insidious forms of modern day slavery inciting us to act to end this human degradation and crime against humanity.--Anne Archer, Founder, Artists for Human Rights

Kara's exploration is perhaps the most ambitious and reasoned treatment of this form of slavery in the modern era. By combining academic rigor and discipline alongside the narratives and voices of slaves, Kara offers a definitive analysis of the complexity of bonded labor as well as a reinvigoration of the movement to end this form of slavery globally. A must-read for all who want to better understand the trajectory of the global economy and its effect on labor.--Randy Newcomb, president/CEO, Humanity United

Kara's eye-opening view of bonded labor jolts the reader into acute awareness of one of the most insidious forms of modern-day slavery, inciting us to act to end this crime against humanity.--Anne Archer, founder, Artists for Human Rights

This book is a tool for a slave-free future. Incisive, relevant, and composite, it offers the latest data on bonded labor in South Asia, argues brilliantly that choice is irrelevant to bondage, and has new 'how-to' guides for activism.--Ruchira Gupta, president/founder, Apne Aap Women Worldwide

A beautifully lucid, compelling mixture of history, investigative journalism, personal testimony, and trenchant socioeconomic criticism.--Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University

An eloquent description of human misery and courage. The unique contribution of Kara's book is his in-depth economic analysis of industries where high profits are made on the expense of millions of poor and vulnerable people.--Beate Andrees, International Labour Office

"Bonded Labor" blends an historical account of the origins of slavery with meticulous research and first-hand testimonies from victims. The book enables the reader to fully grasp the extent of the problem and should move us all to act.--Nina Smith, executive director, GoodWeave U.S.A.

Beyond sobering, disturbing, yet so well and humanly written. The solutions proposed are the clearest in relegating this modern-day slavery, finally, to history.--Erica Stone, president, American Himalayan Foundation

This book is a valuable resource for policy makers, human-rights activists, legal experts and academics, as well as for businesses with supply chains in developing countries. It deserves attention, and should inspire the eradication of the insidious crime of enslavement.--Kathleen Hwang"Asia Literary Review" (01/01/0001)

"Bonded Labor" blends an historical account of the origins of slavery with meticulous research and first-hand testimonies from victims. The book enables the reader to fully grasp the extent of the problem and should move us all to act.--Nina Smith, executive director, GoodWeave U.S.A.

Researchers, academics, teachers, students, activists, community workers...would all benfit from reading "Bonded Labor."--Angie Redecopp"Journal of Human Trafficking" (01/01/0001)

Kara's exploration is perhaps the most ambitious and reasoned treatment of this form of slavery in the modern era. By combining academic rigor and discipline alongside the narratives and voices of slaves, Kara offers a definitive analysis of the complexity of bonded labor as well as a reinvigoration of the movement to end this form of slavery globally. A must-read for all who want to better understand the trajectory of the global economy and its effect on labor.

--Randy Newcomb, president/CEO, Humanity United

Kara's eye-opening view of bonded labor jolts the reader into acute awareness of one of the most insidious forms of modern-day slavery, inciting us to act to end this crime against humanity.

--Anne Archer, founder, Artists for Human Rights

This book is a tool for a slave-free future. Incisive, relevant, and composite, it offers the latest data on bonded labor in South Asia, argues brilliantly that choice is irrelevant to bondage, and has new 'how-to' guides for activism.

--Ruchira Gupta, president/founder, Apne Aap Women Worldwide

A beautifully lucid, compelling mixture of history, investigative journalism, personal testimony, and trenchant socioeconomic criticism.

--Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University

An eloquent description of human misery and courage. The unique contribution of Kara's book is his in-depth economic analysis of industries where high profits are made on the expense of millions of poor and vulnerable people.

--Beate Andrees, International Labour Office

Bonded Labor blends an historical account of the origins of slavery with meticulous research and first-hand testimonies from victims. The book enables the reader to fully grasp the extent of the problem and should move us all to act.

--Nina Smith, executive director, GoodWeave U.S.A.

Beyond sobering, disturbing, yet so well and humanly written. The solutions proposed are the clearest in relegating this modern-day slavery, finally, to history.

--Erica Stone, president, American Himalayan Foundation

This book is a valuable resource for policy makers, human-rights activists, legal experts and academics, as well as for businesses with supply chains in developing countries. It deserves attention, and should inspire the eradication of the insidious crime of enslavement.

--Kathleen Hwang"Asia Literary Review" (01/01/0001)

Researchers, academics, teachers, students, activists, community workers...would all benfit from reading Bonded Labor.

--Angie Redecopp"Journal of Human Trafficking" (01/01/0001)

Kara's exploration is perhaps the most ambitious and reasoned treatment of this form of slavery in the modern era. By combining academic rigor and discipline alongside the narratives and voices of slaves, Kara offers a definitive analysis of the complexity of bonded labor as well as a reinvigoration of the movement to end this form of slavery globally. A must-read for all who want to better understand the trajectory of the global economy and its effect on labor.--Randy Newcomb, president/CEO, Humanity United

Kara's eye-opening view of bonded labor jolts the reader into acute awareness of one of the most insidious forms of modern-day slavery, inciting us to act to end this crime against humanity.--Anne Archer, founder, Artists for Human Rights

This book is a tool for a slave-free future. Incisive, relevant, and composite, it offers the latest data on bonded labor in South Asia, argues brilliantly that choice is irrelevant to bondage, and has new 'how-to' guides for activism.--Ruchira Gupta, president/founder, Apne Aap Women Worldwide

A beautifully lucid, compelling mixture of history, investigative journalism, personal testimony, and trenchant socioeconomic criticism.--Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University

An eloquent description of human misery and courage. The unique contribution of Kara's book is his in-depth economic analysis of industries where high profits are made on the expense of millions of poor and vulnerable people.--Beate Andrees, International Labour Office

Bonded Labor blends an historical account of the origins of slavery with meticulous research and first-hand testimonies from victims. The book enables the reader to fully grasp the extent of the problem and should move us all to act.--Nina Smith, executive director, GoodWeave U.S.A.

Beyond sobering, disturbing, yet so well and humanly written. The solutions proposed are the clearest in relegating this modern-day slavery, finally, to history.--Erica Stone, president, American Himalayan Foundation

This book is a valuable resource for policy makers, human-rights activists, legal experts and academics, as well as for businesses with supply chains in developing countries. It deserves attention, and should inspire the eradication of the insidious crime of enslavement.--Kathleen Hwang "Asia Literary Review "

Researchers, academics, teachers, students, activists, community workers...would all benfit from reading Bonded Labor.--Angie Redecopp "Journal of Human Trafficking "

About the Author

Siddharth Kara is Director of the Carr Center Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Fellow on Forced Labor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kara speaks and consults extensively on contemporary slavery worldwide and advises several governments on antitrafficking policy and law. His first book, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery, received Yale University's prestigious Frederick Douglass Book Prize.


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