Evidences of Witnesses; Taken Before the India Famine Commission, 1898 Volume 3

Evidences of Witnesses; Taken Before the India Famine Commission, 1898 Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...were freely fined. Do you think their numbers fell ofi in consequence of this fining?--I cannot say that. Do you think the wages they earned were sufficient P---I suppose so as they did not seem to deteriorate on the D wage. Had they any private resources P-----I cannot say. But I think a good many did not come to the works until they had exhausted all their resources. What grain was the rate fixed on?--Cheap fowari was the grain according to which the rates were fixed; in one taluks. we took nagli into consideration. How often did you alter the wages P----Every week. But whenever there was a rise did you alter the rates P-I cannot soy that; the Civil ofiicers supplied the rates every week. In what taluka had you nagli P--In Akola. Is it much grown there P--Yes. Had you kitchens or cash wages for dependants?---Both. I think kitchens are preferable. At the beginning dependants received cash allowances, but when I joined kitchens were introduced for them. I do not think kitchens offer any special opportunities for fraud. At first many refused to send their children to the kitchens, but they soon got over the prejudice. I think the numbers in kitchens eventually worked up to the numbers formerly on cash doles. Did the workers object to send their children to the kitchens?--Yes, in the beginning. Did they get over it P--Yes. All castes?--Yes. Did the percentage go up in the kitchens to what it was when you paid cash P--Yes; but I could not get figures. When the kitchens were introduced non-working children fell ofli, but when they lost fear of the kitchens, they returned and the numbers rose. Do you think when you pay them in cash the parents don't feed the children P--I think they fed them pretty fairly. Did the condition of the children...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794834
  • 9781236794833