18 March 2008

Children from a Construction Worker's community, Bangalore

7 year old Bhageshi getting dressed in an old abandoned school uniform Bhageshi This rag doll is the most treasured posession of the children Gangamma caught in her domestic chores Gangamma pose in front of her home with the children Preparing the midday meal On their way for the days work Gangamma bathing her daughter Rangamma on the road side

Some of them have vague memories of a distant village to which they had once belonged. They find nothing to complain about their makeshift home or the food they eat; for they have known no better. Their parents had come to Bangalore from Tumkur village (about 70km from Bangalore) in search of a better living and jobs in the construction industry.