Young Indian boy of the Untouchables caste, working w. hides in a lime pit which eats his flesh away if he stops moving for more than fifteen minutes, at a tannery.


  • Title: India's Caste System
  • Date: 1946
  • Location: Tinnavelly, India
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Leather, India, Child Labor, People And Customs, Caste System, Vintage Print, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_732741
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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