ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Coolie Exodus from Assam s Chargola Valley, 1921-An Analytical Study

There can be no doubt about the severity of depression in the tea industry during the early post-war years. This depression was more acute in Surma valley than in upper Assam, lb cut expenses and avoid bankruptcy many planters retrenched their labour force and introduced short workings for those retained. The disappoint- ment of the worker was great, and specially so when he saw what was happening to the local railway employees who had obtained a wage rise after successful strike action.

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