Women make up half the workforce in the Indian tea industry at the bottom of the pack, but it’s only in the last decade that they have entered the top ranks
Three hundred angry workers had surrounded Dolly Jabbar’s bungalow, and her manager had run away. But Dolly did not capitulate. “She stood at the top of the stairs, raised her hand until the shouting died down and then calmly pointed out that she was the only one who could sort out their problems. If they killed, injured or even upset her, well, they would just end up killing their best bet. An hour later, everyone was back to work and the garden was back to its daily routine," her daughter Sonia recounts the story on their website.