India at Work

October 29, 2007, 3:49 PM UTC

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.