MUMBAI: The Taxi Driver Lala, 17, has been operating an auto rickshaw for two years.Benjamin Lowy for Fortune
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Uneducated and barefoot, women from Coimbatore, India work in the Dimexon Diamond Factory cutting, shapping, and polishing raw stones into precious gems.
MUMBAI: The Taxi Driver Lala, 17, has been operating an auto rickshaw for two years.
Benjamin Lowy for Fortune
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India at Work

Oct 29, 2007

From the coal mines of Jharia to the trading floors of Mumbai, India's 400 million workers are helping build one of the world's fastest-growing economies. That may seem like a paradox in a country where most things, including the traffic, crawl at a snail's pace. But the men and women on these pages—and the stories that follow—paint a portrait of a society on the move.

For more see Photographer Benjamin Lowy's portraits of India at work.

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