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Breast tax in Travancore

[iTSThursday #2]   Hello EnthusiasTST!   Did you know?   State of Travancore imposed a breast tax on women belonging to disadvantaged sections of society. Women from lower castes were not allowed to cover their breasts, and were taxed heavily if they did so. Tax collectors measured the breasts and levied tax accordingly.   However, […]