The coffee planter of Ceylon by William Sabonadire

The coffee planter of Ceylon

byWilliam Sabonadire

Paperback | October 14, 2012

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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent généralement télécharger une copie gratuite scannée du livre original (sans les coquilles) auprès de l'éditeur. Non référencé. Non illustré. 1870 edition. Extrait: ...but I confess that I see little hope of any large numbers being truly converted while caste prejudices remain as powerful as they are at present. I now proceed to give the result of my experience in the management of coolies. They may be compared to a lot of school-boys, ever ready to take advantage of the master's laxity in not efficiently looking after them; for they are naturally inclined to get over the day's work as easily as they can, and to talk and idle away the time in the field, unless efficiently supervised and a system of taskwork generally adopted. A method somewhat similar to the patriarchal system is, I think, most suitable for the management of coolies. Indeed, it is common for them to say to the superintendent of the estate they are at work upon: "Now I am in a foreign ('yellenga') country, you are my father and my mother, and must take care of me." Coolies are not unreasonable beings; they are well aware when they have done wrong, and are quite content to receive the punishment they know is their due. It is an incalculable help to the superintendent to be able to converse fluently with his men; nothing tends more to win their respect and affection, as far as that is worth. The superintendent must be firm and strictly just, and willing to yield when yielding is the safest course to pursue; but he must be master in more than the name, and should endeavour to instil a fear more like that of a father over his children than that of a hard and selfish task-master, whose interests are foreign to, instead of in common with, his men. But he must at the same time be careful not to become too familiar with them. The advantages in favour of a superintendent who can talk the...

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Title:The coffee planter of CeylonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217295673

ISBN - 13:9780217295673

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