Thriving usury in Tirunelveli

Tiphagne, Henri and Aadhirai, S. (2018) Thriving usury in Tirunelveli. Economic and Political Weekly, 53 (15). pp. 23-25. ISSN 2349-8846

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The recent self-immolation of a family in Tamil Nadu drew widespread attention to the issue of usury prevalent in the state. Following a hearing on the depositions of 60 borrower victims at a people’s tribunal in Tirunelveli district, an attempt has been made to examine the nature of the issue, profile the borrower victims, the perpetrators, government apathy and the failure of law enforcement.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Tiphagne, Henri and Aadhirai, S.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tribunal, Tirunelveli, Usury
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics > Financial economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Full Text Status: Public
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