Indian washermen keep tradition alive despite daily grind
Oct23

Indian washermen keep tradition alive despite daily grind

Standing knee deep in a cement tank of milky water, Dinesh Kumar dunks clothes before vigorously scrubbing them with a brush at an outdoor laundry in the Indian capital. After quitting high school, Kumar joined his father among the ranks of traditional washermen who have hand-cleaned the sprawling city’s dirty clothes for generations. Over the years, the work of “dhobi wallahs” has modernised to a degree, with...

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