Strike, But Hear; Evidence Explanatory of the Indigo System in Lower Bengal

Strike, But Hear; Evidence Explanatory of the Indigo System in Lower Bengal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...one hant to another; our Christians, living in those villages, were not allowed to come to Church. Two Christians who were coining to a sacramental meeting were stopped in the way, taken to the village cutcherry and abused, and then to the factory, which is about two miles distant, and back to the village; they were then laid under a fine of 25 rupees; but having no money my catechist became security, but the fine was never required to be paid; I paid a rupee to the pcadu with my own hands as his fee tor seizing the people instead of their paying themselves. They were carried through my village in charge of four lattiah and one chowkidar who threatened them, that if they ventured to speak, they would he speared; there was no complaint made to the. Magistrate. I wrote to the planter on the case, and.begged he would not allow such treatment; he replied that he was very busy in packing indigo, but would enquire into it. I reminded him of it afterwards, but no notice was ever taken of it. Ts there neither Law nor Police in that country, to which you could apply for protection against such proceedings? There are both law and authorities in the country; but in the first place, the ryots have not money to prosecute; secondly, they are afraid to be way-laid; and thirdly, they have very seldom got justice done them. Will you please return to the instances referred to in ray last question? I know another case of kidnapping; this happened on Easter Sunday two years ago. At that time the planter was anxious to raise a cutcherry in one of the zemindar's villages, and went with a large force with every thing prepared to do it, but he was resisted hy the zemindar's people. On that occasion a Government chowkidar and his son were taken away; in about 3 months...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522591
  • 9781236522597