HUMAN HORSES - CYCLE RICKSHAWS OF CALCUTTA (40 images)

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"I am waiting to die in this city", says 50 year old Md. Shahjada. His dialect is not one that is native to this city. It's one of an immigrant, rootless, and filled with anger. Shahjada's anger has a reason. He is one of twenty four thousand rickshaw pullers in Calcutta. And, yes, all of them are waiting to die. The Marxist government in the state of West Bengal decided that it's inhuman to allow rickshaws criss-cross this city.

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