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The Slave Trade in Women in Bengal

P.R. Sarkar
In the coastal areas of Bengal, the Portuguese carried out piracy. Their main business was to kidnap children and young men and women from the coastal areas if Chittagong, Noakhali and Bakharganj districts of eastern Bengal and sell them to wealthy families of western Bengal. They made huge profits out of this trade. The ealthy families of Burdwan, …