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Nov 2, 2012

Life, Work and Family of an India Moneylender - Thaal, India 1946

 Closeup of Indian money lender, a member of Bania, a subcaste of Vaisya

 Indian moneylender wife, preparing chapatis (type of bread) at home as her pretty young daughter looks on

  Indian moneylender wife, preparing chapatis (type of bread) at home.

 Indian moneylender counting coins at the end of the day

 Indian moneylender weighing some grain for a female customer at his shop

 Indian moneylender counting coins at the end of the day

 Indian moneylender with his ledger, preparing to receive a payback from his Sikh client, as his young daughter looks on

Indian moneylender receiving a loan payback in coins from his Sikh client, as his young daughter looks on

 Indian moneylender working on his money ledger under the watchful eye of his young daughter

Indian moneylender working on money ledgers

Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google