Gujurati Road Crew

Labouring jobs on the roads throughout India are done by teams of low-caste women. They are to be seen everywhere carrying woks on their heads full of gravel, or sitting by the roadside breaking up rocks with hammers.

Throughout Asia, women are considered 2nd class citizens. When I lived in Nepal, I read a local magazine that addressed such issues (rare), and one sentence from it has always stuck in my mind:

“Why is a girl-child always given a broom and not a pen?”


February, 1997


~ by lovedubs on March 12, 2007.

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