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" Young Woman Working......Mumbai"
" Young Woman Working.... Mumbai "
Ink on paper. Framed
3"w x 5"h
2010

The sun was cruel on Mumbai that day. Sweat mapped foreheads and navigated down her populous back. It was even too hot for the flies to fly. In front of the luxurious Oberoi Hotel lies the Arabian Sea. In her boardwalk, there was a group of women working, carrying heavy loads of broken down concrete atop their heads. This young woman put her baby to sleep and placed her on the sidewalk under the care of the shadow of a tree. She joined the other human burros in saris. There was no rest for the working poor.