Between slices

This woman’s colourful clothes stand out between the greyish strips on one side and the black soles on the other. Focused on her work, she separates the materials using nothing more than simple sharp piece of glass. She explains she is a ʻKathikʼ, a member of a caste traditionally associated with the impure work of tanning. This is the caste that dominates the emblematic PVC market in Delhi today.

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