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Interviews with Poverty -- Introduction and Index

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Keywords: begging, poverty, problems, sstudies

Fruit vendor
On The Streets of India
A blind street beggar
A blind street beggar plays flute through his nose, Bangalore

A beggar at the Mangeshi temple, Goa
Alms Solicitor at Temple
Poor Girl
Born in poverty, raised in poverty.
A girl of Santal tribe covers herself in West Bengal

The capital of her business does not buy a meal, so imagine her profits
Poor Woman Selling
Interviews with Poverty
A carpenter hardly needs to wear clothes

Tribal women balancing work, errands and children
Interviews with Poverty
Interviews with Poverty
An ascetic (Sadhu) performing rituals
Begging is their primary source of living

A barefooted Brahmin offers alms to a beggar
Interviews with Poverty
Beggar By Choice
Beggar by choice: A Sufi fakir seeks alms on the street

A rag-picker boy
Rag picking seems to be the profession of choice among the urban orphans
Interviews with Poverty
Interviews with Poverty
Beggar with his entertaining bull

A handicap beggar on the street
Children sometimes donate their candy money to the beggars for 'good luck' in the examinations.
Interviews with Poverty
Interviews with Poverty
Begging as a Devotion to God
This man told me he begs only on certain days of the month to fulfill a vow.

A destitute woman takes to begging as a last resort
Interviews with Poverty
Interviews with Poverty
The face of poverty

Recycler of a different kind
The urban rag pickers scattered all over India wander the streets looking for pieces of paper and plastic to make a living. They sometimes have to *lease* the container (white bag shown) from the buyer
Interviews with Poverty
Beggar with a Conch
He blows his sacred conch and seeks assistance

Beggar Outside of a Bangalore Church
Face of Poverty
Poorest Among the Poor
A Patient of Leprosy

Siddi Boy in Torn Shirt
Sambrani Village, Karnataka
Poverty of Africans in India
Poor by Choice
Quilted Shirt of a Fakir, Plassey
This mystic is carrying or wearing all his material possessions

Destitute Musicans
Begging musicians playing on pavement
Destiture Musicans


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