It’s a hard life

A rickshaw wallah’s life is not an easy one.

This is a fairly average sort of load – two ladies and three kids – and the slope they’re going up is very slight. But it’s enough that, with only a single gear ratio, the rickshaw wallah has to get off and push.

Jabalpur, Central India, 1983 – but things are no different in 2013.

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©Clive K Semmens 1983