Professional Moslem female beggars wearing purdah while paper one (R) is holding up has message written in Urdu saying she is a widow w. 2 children & nobody to support her; laws of Islam prohibit women fr. speaking loudly.


  • Title: Moslems & Hindus In India
  • Date: 1946
  • Location: Delhi, India
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Religions, Beggars, Purdah, People And Customs, India, Moslem, Vintage Print, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_736441
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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