Cane Harvest Season and the Common Transport – Ox Carts

Mauritius Cane Harvest Ox Cart Labourers

The Cane Harvest Season usually starts in the month of June every year and since the old times, harvest seasons announce a lot of work, both for the local labourers, and the sugar factories. At the time, the ox-cart was a common medium of transportation to carry sugar cane from the fields to the factories and the hard labour of those men/women including the animals were a sign of the hardships and struggle of the people. Of course, the sugar industry was also the backbone of the economy then.

This particular scene is somehow now nearly extinct, and the Saret Bef, in the local language, has also nearly disappeared.

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