• Citizen’s Gallery III

    Rahul M

    August 28, 2019

    National animal


    A smalltown in Anantapur district.


     Labourers making belts with scraps of leather.


    Allahabad / Prayagraj


    A farmer from Telangana, who is a TRS activist, with his bovine. TRS is the party which won election in telangana, a state in India mostly because of its popular somewhat welfarist policies.


    Photograph of a cow and calf, which once belonged to P Somu, a Dalit migrant labourer from Anantapur. He carries this photo everywhere he goes. I took this photo during the first week of Demonetisation. “It was like hitting hard at the bird’s nest with a stone,” Somu explained what Demonetisation felt like, “It’s the same feeling I got after I was cheated by [the agro-based retail conglomerate] AgriGold. I had sold the cow and calf I loved.” 


    What's haram? What's pavitr? (What's forbidden? What's holy?)

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    Citizen's Gallery I
    Citizen's Gallery II

    Rahul M is an independent journalist based in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, and a 2017 PARI Fellow.

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