Up at 4 AM, Home at 11 PM
by P. Sainath

Revantabai Kamble has not spoken to her six-year-old son for months. They live in the same house in Tiroda, of course. It’s the same with Buribai Nagpure–though she might sometimes see her older boy if he’s awake. Both women are among hundreds in this part of Maharashtra’s Gondia district who spend just four hours a day at home and travel over 1,000 km each week–to earn Rs.30 daily [i.e. about 68 cents. Editors].

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