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Identifier: di_05300
Title: Mother with child
Description: Photograph of an Indian woman and child. As a special correspondent for Associated Press, Eddie Adams had carte blanche to choose his assignments anywhere in the world. In 1981, he was in Bihar, India, and photographed this mother and child from the untouchable caste. Associated Press caption dated Dec. 26, 1978 reads: ’India’s Children of God -- These children are ’untouchables’ or Harijans meaning children of God as they were called by the Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi. They were photographed recently in Bihar, India. Gandhi first began fighting for the untouchables’ rights 50 years ago. Although ubtouchability has been outlawed by the Indian constitution the tradition has carried on with changes being resisted by upper castes.’
State: Bihar
Country: India
Date: circa 1978
Creator: Adams, Eddie
Source: Adams (Eddie) Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Estate of Eddie Adams
Box: 2010-300/7
Folder: Untouchables, India #7025 & #7812
Other ID: children_in_india
Subject Children