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Memorable photo

July 30, 2009

An Indian child makes bricks at a brick kiln unit near Bahadurgarh in the northern state of Haryana, December 30, 2005. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore

The UK Independent published a photo by Kamal Kishore on 10.10.07 of an Indian child making bricks, which I have kept ever since. I would like to find out more about where it was taken and the background.

Colin B.

The Independent must have liked it too, because when they published it in 2007 the shot was already two years old. That photographer is no longer with us, but if I find an address for him I’ll pass along your query: GBU Editor

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People living in India are brought up with different social and economic values at odds with ours in Europe, Australia, and North America. To say that this child making bricks and is unfair is a simple conjuncture without taking the former into consideration. I still
want my coffee and bananas cheap. Politics based on cultural values is not going to end child labor. To think otherwise is economics under the influence of LSD.
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