- Research/Scholar Paper name – “An Overview On Perpetual Slavery In India”
- Author: D.N. Padmasree
- Institution: Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 31/07/2021
Slavery is one of the major problems that is striking India since ancient times and with all efforts to reduce it, even then it continues to affect a considerable number of people in certain parts of the country. Although, slavery is probably one of the most well-known problems of humanity and through its negative effects, slavery contributes to the degradation of human potential and diminishing the chances of development. Slavery refers to a situation wherein a person (slave/ chattel) will wholly be under the control of a person (master), who might probably be rich in terms of power and wealth. It adversely affects and deprives the future prospects, human rights of the life of the slave. So, the researcher has taken up the topic of slavery for the research due to its contemporariness in nature and its triggering impacts on the public at large. The paper commences with discussing how slavery has been in ancient and modern India to compare its severity in the present day. After that, the paper lays its focus on modern forms of slavery and Indian laws combating them. And finally, it suggests certain measures for the abolition of slavery in India.