Pillars of strength

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Jan 11 2015

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Category: Asia, India

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That’s what they are, the working poor of India! Especially the women. Without their constant effort and care the entire structure of society would collapse in no time.

Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India 2013

The clean work of filling the kiln with dried bricks, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India 2013

Prone to exploitation and even bondage, these migrant workers in the brick kilns have one advantage over their middle class masters. Their physically demanding work in relative poverty protects them against the danger of obesity, the global epidemic that also threatens the leisure classes in India.

These strong and beautiful women are the true pillars of society.

Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India 2013

The dirty work of taking the baked bricks out of the kiln, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India 2013

Photo of the week: Brick Kiln workers, Chengalpattu Area, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India 2010

One comment on “Pillars of strength”

  1. Lovely piece, Louk and beautiful photos. May I post it on FB?


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