print shop worker collating leaflets into booklets

Print shop worker collating printed leaflets into booklets.­ The booklets produced in this print shop are Indian school books.­

This simple mechanical task would normally be done by a machine, but in India, it is more economical to do it manually, as labor cost is very low.­

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Unnamed Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226401

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­