Once upon a time in Pulicat near Chennai

  • | Saturday | 24th August, 2019

The region, once the seat of power of the Dutch East Indian Company or Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC), was a hotbed of slave trade — a slaver’s lagoon. Origin of slaveryThe Dutch occupied Pulicat in the early 1600s. However, they were notorious for their organised slave trade. The Indian slaves were primarily transported to Batavia, Suriname, Reunion, Malaysia, Vietnam and Southeast Asian countries. He was fined 16 pagodas for accepting bribes to facilitate the sale of four kidnapped children to Dutch brokers at Pulicat.

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