Summer of Freedom: How 18 Years of Slavery Came to an End

This August, just days before India celebrated its Independence Day (August 15th), Manoj* and his family began their own celebration of freedom, after living the last 18 years as bonded laborers on a farm in northern India. In the year 2000, the family faced a financial crisis. Manoj and his wife, Mitali*, sold themselves as …

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