Spanning swaths of time and space, slavery as a phenomenon has known intersections of class, gender, race, caste, etc. The historical experiences of slaves is more-or-less lacking in the pedagogic or intellectual knowledge, but its legacy in modern times is felt in the marginalisation, stigmatisation, remorse or shame of the slave descendants.
Contrary to historical slavery, the presence of modern or twenty-first century slavery is variously mired in the complex and contested terrains of its definition. Today, the political and economic context of human conditions globally has muddled the understanding of servitude. Its resurgence in newer avatars, along with institutional or informal upholders challenges its abolition. Hearing the slave voices more than the hegemonic involvement of the abolitionists is required for its complete abolition. A unified public activism and awareness, as always will go a long way in ending it while upholding social justice.