What was indentured labour?

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  • This was a form of labour widely used in the plantations from the mid- 19th century.
  • Labourers worked on the basis of contracts, which gave immense power to employers.
  • Employers could bring criminal charges against labourers and punish and jail them for any non-fulfilment of contracts.