The future of poor girls from the lower castes in India
India has a very developed "servant culture". Rich people do not want to hire servant on monthly salary , they buy them out with the right of "lifetime use" by paying Lump sum payment.
The fate of Indian girls born in the lowest class families is very difficult and unenviable. These children have virtually no chance of success in life. In addition, things are very difficult with normal life in the usual human understanding. Despite the fact that as part of the fight against poverty, state structures in India provide an opportunity to get education, people from poor families rarely use these benefits.
Education takes time that poor girls and their parents do not have because they are in need of money to bear their household expenses. If there are several daughters in the family, then the situation is aggravated, because the younger children grow up and need food, and in most families of the lower castes, there is nothing even to feed them. Such girls also do not have a roof over their heads from birth. People live openly on the streets or in the huts.
In order to somehow earn money to feed their younger children, and not leave older girls hungry, parents are looking for opportunities to “attach” them to rich families.
Most often, wealthy people themselves come to poor neighborhoods, because they know that one can always "buy live goods" there. The price of a girl is usually low, but these funds are enough to live for some time, and the girl also receives a roof over her head and food for life.
India has a very developed "servant culture". Rich people do not want to hire servant on monthly salary, they buy them out with the right of "lifetime use" by paying Lump sum payment.
All this happens illegally, but it is not possible to effectively combat this phenomenon, since poor people do not register records of newborn children, and representatives of state structures are not able to count all of them.
Girls are given to rich families where they serve throughout their lives, because they have no other way. As payment for their service, they are provided with a roof over their heads, used cloths and food.
Servants in India for twelve to fourteen hours are busy with household chores, cooking, cleaning and other important matters for the masters. They have to work a lot.
Very wealthy segments of the population can afford to keep several house servants. In this case, most people do not look for girls in different families, but redeem several sisters from one family.
Children are sold from the age of ten or twelve, because at this age the girls are strong enough to do light housework. As they get older, the number of responsibilities will increase.
The girls who find themselves in this situation are lucky, because those who could not be "attached" to rich families as servants are sold for marriage.
In India, there is a separate "bride market" where potential grooms can choose and buy their wives.
Not only girls but also boys often find themselves in same situation. Since there is no decent work for children from poor families in the country, at a certain age, parents also give them away as servants.