Jayaseelan Raj is a postdoctoral research fellow in the poverty and inequality research programme at the Department of Anthropology, the London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research focuses on the persistence of poverty and inequality among the tea plantation workers of Kerala, south India.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryThe women strike back: the protest of Pembillai Orumai tea workers
Underclass women plantation workers in Kerala, India went on strike against both their union and their company,...
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryThe hidden injuries of caste: south Indian tea workers and economic crisis
Economic crisis has pushed Indian tea workers to seek employment outside the plantations, forcing them to re-engage...