International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part D (2017)
The condition of the workers in indigo plantation work during the period between 1850 and 1895
Sushant Kumar Singh
This paper is mainly enquired into the socio-economic plight of workers in Indigo plantation agricultural activities under the British colonial rule in India, lower Bengal. An attempt has been made to analyse the interaction of the political, economic and social changes during this turbulent period and studies the intricacies of the indigo cultivation and illustrates how the technicalities created conflicts between the ‘Ryots’ and the planters. Paper firmly found the peasant rising grew in militancy and organisation; it also underwent changes in “leadership and alignment” This was hardly an anti-British movement in character. The peasants associated indigo with swindle and oppression – and that was it.
How to cite this article:
Sushant Kumar Singh. The condition of the workers in indigo plantation work during the period between 1850 and 1895. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(6): 219-223.