A rickshaw puller rests while his fare tends his shrine in Calcutta, India. The rickshawalas, or rickshaw pullers, are a dying breed in Calcutta and Northeastern India and Bangladesh. Brought to British Calcutta by Chinese merchants well over a century ago. They were relied on to move people and goods through the crowed streets. In fact, rickshawalas were the only reliable means of transport during the monsoons. Today they have given away to the motorized tuk-tuk.
Much more from me on Calcutta’s rickshawalas here. Thanks for stopping by. Be safe. Be well.