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Title: Women Trafficking in the Princely State of Cooch Behar
Other Titles: Karatoya, NBU J. Hist. Vol 8, March 2015, p 195 - 202
Authors: Mustafi, Tamali
Keywords: Socio - economic degradation
women trafficking
Cooch Behar
inhuman business
women trafficking and initiatives for ban the inhuman business in the princely state of Cooch Behar
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: The present paper focus on the scenario of women trafficking in the princely state of Cooch Behar as well as on the records of West Bengal State Archive containing a detail study of such an oppressive practice. Slavery was practiced in Cooch Behar and there ~as a regular slave trade. Poor people mortgaged or sold their , daughters and wives as slaves. Every years girls from Cooch Behar and Assam were sent to various parts of Bengal for sale. Some of the royal personalities of Cooch Behar strongly opposed this system. Ultimately the British Government had taken the initiative to ban women trafficking. They legally ceased those markets.
ISSN: 2229-4880
Appears in Collections:Karatoya Vol. 8 (March 2015)

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