Child ‘camp coolies’ in Tamil Nadu4 min read 11 Jan 2016, 11:14 PM IST
Bonded children have become dispensable cogs in India's feverish quest for global economic dominance
Tamil Nadu is one of India’s most industrialized states. But its hidden face is the employment of several hundred thousand impoverished children and adolescents—mostly girls but also some boys—in its spinning mills. The conditions are reprehensible; months-long confinement and gruelling daily schedules of long hours of toil. By employing what are called child camp coolies, their employers break many laws of the land and damage a great many childhoods.