19th century indenture has been described as a ‘New system of slavery’

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19th century indenture has been described as a ‘New system of slavery’. Explain .

Ans.:- In the 19 th century, hundreds of thousands of Indians and Chinese laborers went to work on plantations in mines and in mines and in road and railways construction projects around the world.

1. In India, indentures laborers were hired under contracts which promises return travel to India after they had worked for five years on plantations.
2. Gradually in India cottage industries declined, land rents rose, land were cleared for mines and plantations.
All this affected the lines of the poor. They failed to pay their rents become indebted, and were forced to migrate in  search of work.
3. The main destinations of Indian indentured migrants were the Caribbean islands, Trinidad, Guyana,
Surinam, Mauritius, Fiji and Ceylon and Malaya.
4. Recruitment was done by agent engaged by employers and paid small commission. 

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