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Mar 29, 2015

Living Condition of Poor Families in Bombay (Mumbai) 1946

Indian mothers with their children
 Indian mothers with their children living on a verandah in the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

Indian women & children in alley
 Indian women & children in alley between the shacks in the lowest section of the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) where the sweepers live

Indian children walking on street
 Indian children walking on street in front of rows of one-room tenements in the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

 Indian children posing
 Indian children posing in front of rows of one-room tenements in the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

Indian male lying on a shaded bed
 Indian male lying on a shaded bed between shacks in the lowest section of the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) where the sweepers live

 Indian women holding her child
 Indian women holding her child as she & her daughter prepare flat bread at small stove in their one-room tenement in the better section of the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables)

 Indian women holding her child

Indian mother with her child
 Indian mother with her child living on a verandah in the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

 Indian children squatting in the alley
 Indian children squatting in the alley between their shacks in the lowest section of the Chawls 

Indian family living in open space
Indian family living in open space in the lowest section of the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables)

Indian women & children sitting in the alley
Indian women & children sitting in the alley between shacks in the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

Indian children playing
Indian children playing in front of rows of one-room tenements in the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

 men & children gathered under the shade of a banyan tree
Indian men & children gathered under the shade of a banyan tree in front of a cluster of shacks in the lowest section of the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables)

women washing clothes
Indian women washing clothes at the public water stands in the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

women with a child lying on a cot
Indian women with a child lying on a cot on a verandah in the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

Indian man using a pedal sewing machine
Indian man using a pedal sewing machine as others squat nearby & goats lie about on a verandah the Chawls (quarters for the Untouchables) in the poor section of the city

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