Rickshaw Wallahs | The Travel Photographer: Tewfic El-Sawy | BLACK AND WHITE | Scoop.it

" The government of Bengal had announced plans to completely ban the rickshaws, saying that the grueling work violates the pullers human rights, the argument was rejected by the rickshaw pullers with huge protests. Almost all of the pullers I spoke to were from the state of Bihar, one of India's poorest states. The rickshaws carry business people, live poultry, school children, the sick to the hospitals, fruit to the markets, and even prostitutes." - Tewfic El-Sawy