Pluckers at Mogulkata Tea Estate, in the Dooars region of West Bengal, eastern India, wait in line at a weighing station overseen by a manager. Pictures: Matilde Gattoni

Indian tea pluckers caught in time warp of misery and deprivation

Workers endure poverty little changed since their 19th century ancestors began work as bonded labourers, and as industry declines and tea gardens close they struggle for food and are prey to human traffickers

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Pluckers at Mogulkata Tea Estate, in the Dooars region of West Bengal, eastern India, wait in line at a weighing station overseen by a manager. Pictures: Matilde Gattoni
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