Toiling Tribal Women
Photo and caption by RAJESH BHATTACHARYYA
These hard-working tribal women from rural India are far removed from the country's urban lifestyle. And it is the same picture all over the country in most tribal pockets. They live in their own poor yet happy lives and toil hard during the day, just like their men folk, to make a living which, by any standards, is not even remotely decent as compared to even the middle class here. In this picture, shot in rural Ghatshila, Jharkhand, India, women are seen humming some tribal tune as they slowly trudge the long way back home in mid-morning after an early visit to the local market.
Location: Ghatshila, East Singhbhum district, Jharkhand, India