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Photographs curated by Photo Editor Binaifer Bharucha

Details of each group of photos and name of photographer:

Group 1: Women

Top Left, Bottom Right: Woman in Araku Valley Madhu Gopal Rao

Top Right: Landless farmers scavenging on a landfill Vivek Muthuramalingam

Bottom Left: Mhajwar Adivasis, Matringa village, Surguja District, Chattisgarh P. Sainath

Group 2: Bending

Top Left: Transplanting rice in Someshwar Valley, Kumaon, Uttarakhand. Vaibhav Kaul

Top Right: Rani in Ramnathapuram district, Tamil Nadu stirring molasses to make palm jaggery. The juice was tapped from several palm trees that her husband climbs for a living. P. Sainath

Bottom Left: Scavenging on landfills, Kyalsanahalli, near Bangalore. Vivek Mutharamalingam

Bottom Right: Stone crusher near Rampurhat, Birbhum Madhusree Mukherjee

Group 3: Scavenging

Top & Bottom Left: Woman’s hands and legs after scavenging the landfill at Kyalsanahalli near Bangalore. A dog keeps the woman company. Vivek Muthuramalingam

Group 4: Leaf picking, fishing, tacking

Top Left: Making plates of leaves Sweta Daga

Top Right: Tea planter, Coonoor Bottom Left: Kumta fisherwoman Vivek Muthuramalingam

Bottom Right: Migrant labourer from Osmanabad district, now a cobbler in Pune Namita Waikar

Group 5: Girls

Top Left & Bottom Right : Araku Valley series Madhu Gopal Rao

Top Right & Bottom Left: Rural girls in Ooty, Tamil Nadu Shamshad Khan

Group 6: Bicycle rides, Crossing a river

Top Left: Father takes daughters to school on bicycle in tea gardens, Dooar, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal Sandipan Raha

Top Right: Woman and boy Umashanker Tamburu

Bottom : Woman crossing river at Village Rani Gaon, District Basti, UP A Ram Pandey

Group 7: Labour, landlessness and paddy transplantation

Top Left: Quarry at Rampura Top Right: Vachati Labourers Vivek Muthurumalingam

Bottom Right: Landfill at Kyalsanahalli Vivek Muthurumalingam

Bottom Left: Paddy transplantation in Koraput P. Sainath

Group 8: Working alone

Top Left , Top Right, Bottom Left – Women at work in Rayagada District Natasha Narwal

Bottom Right: Araku Valley Series Madhu Gopal Rao

Group 9: Village life

Top Left , Top Right & Bottom Left – Women and girls, Rayagada District, Orissa Natasha Narwal

Bottom Right – Araku Valley Series Madhu Gopal Rao

Group 10: Eyes and Tattoos

Left – Girl in Arakku Valley Madhu Gopal Rao

Right – Ancient Art of tattoing amongst the old Pannia Tribes, very fast being replaced by new age ornaments. Malamvalam Village Colony, Gudulur Otty,

Tamil Nadu Dec 2006 Shamshad Khan