Since the middle of the, 9th century, indeed, much of it has run in the most questionable channels; the nefarious coolie traffic gradually increased in extent and in cruelty from about 1848 till it was prohibited in 1874, and much of the actual trade is more or less of the nature of smuggling.
Special laws have been passed for the benefit of the coolie immigrants.
The two towns are united by a good road, along which a large traffic is maintained partly by coolie porters but more frequently by means of wheel-barrows, which serve the purpose of cabs and carts.
Though under government control the system of coolie labour led to many abuses.
The natives, at ease in their locations, did not volunteer in sufficient numbers, and recourse was had to coolie labour from India.