Primal Land Bonded Labour Analysis

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Bonded labour is looked up with harsh criticism throughout the ages as it is seen as dehumanising labour and unlawful since the bonded labours are treated cruelly. However, the practice of bonded labours reveals a multiple level of meanings here; firstly, The Primal Land portrays bonded labour to be not any different from the regular labour and shows how it is an intrinsic part of the community. Unlike in other cases of slave labour, Bonda tribe people work for their own landlords being inside the community. Though, some sense of loss is felt by the people the governing system of bonded labour is different from what the mainstream society understands. There is no exploitation of labour or people but there is a sense of togetherness and feel…show more content…
It portrays the harshness and exploitation of the labourers and the vicious cycle that the people are trapped in without any hope or possibility of getting free. As it is understood that, the Paraja tribe has completely assimilated with the mainstream society, the social system also has undergone changes and has become one with that of the mainstream society, where everything is valued for money and materialistic profit. Generally speaking, it is easy to sympathise with the oppression of the Paraja people, since the bonded labourers suffer harsh treatment in the hands of the landlords. However, grasping the common practise of Goti system in Bonda tribe becomes hard, since it is different from the common notions about bonded labour and slavery. In Paraja, we could see how Sukra Jani and his sons are exploited by the landlord from another community for little money and how they are also sent to different village to work. The understanding of the Goti system in Paraja is mostly seen as exploitative. The complexity of these two differences understanding of Goti system present among the tribes can be read as difference in perspective which is adopted by the two writes in bringing forth the culture and practise of the tribe. At the same time, it is also a validation to reinforce their stand relating to tribal culture and…show more content…
This could be seen as how Bili’s husband, Nandibali’s work is praised and it becomes the only hope for Sukra Jani. In contrast, Sukra Jani resents Jili and Bili working in road construction for their survival. The perception of land is seen also changes with the intrusion of the mainstream society. The indigenous tribes though do not own any land as individual properties assume ownership of it when they cultivate it. However, the government views forest land as the state’s resource, it tries to protect the land from the tribes through conservation and closing it from being used by the natives to take forest products which are their means of survival. This is one of the major reasons behind the misfortunes of Sukra Jani’s family and it shows how in spite of assimilation the situation of the tribal
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