The First Law stating the Abolition of trade in African Slaves in Britain will complet 201 years on 25 th March 2008.It was a major step of stopping the immoral practice of bonded labour.It was a big trade and more than 10 million Africans were shipped overseas for slavery.

In those days the ship used to take 6-8 weeks to transport Africans from their country to new world where they will work as slaves throughout their life.In each ship more than 600 men,women & children were packed tightly into every available space.During this journey many slaves died,some used to commit suicide.

Two basic types of Slavery used to exists Domestic& Productive Slavery.
Domestic slavery was more commonwhere in the slaves were asked to do household work.
In productive slavery ,slave labour was used for economic purposes such as plantation.

In America US Congress banned import of slaves from 1808 but it was completely abolished in 1865 in America.According to Manu Smriti slaves used to exists in India also but unfortunately this immoral & illegal practice still exists in Mauritania although the slaves do not have to wear chains or branded with the marks of their master

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4 Responses

  1. UWON says:

    Ur posts are too good.Everytime gets some knowledge from ur posts.Keep posting.

  2. madhu_vamsi says:

    Salavery is still in India in some of the rural area’s. But without chains and bondages, in villages landlords give credit and make the villagers slaves. These villagers will work until the credit is repayed. Thanks for the informative blog post..

    Madhu Vamsi….

  3. jmalhotra says:


    something which I was not aware of it ..though had read it somewhere but u have detailed it to the core….

  4. Service_to_all says:


    We still have bonded labor in India, though to a very limited extent, in remote villages. We also see bonded child labors working in households in cities transported from poor families in villages.

    We as citizens are indirectly slaves to the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.

    Finally most of us are becoming slaves to an alien culture, forgetting our very own great culture and heritage.


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