Richard James Taylor
Above, left: Buddhist pilgrim praying in the smoke of incense burners in Barkhor Square in Lhasa, Tibet.
Above, right: Two novice monks traveling on the Beijing-Lhasa train look out at yak herders on the Himalayan plateau, Tibet.
Much of India’s coal is mined in the Jaintia Hills. The introduction of “rat-hole mining” has scarred the landscape and
clogged the roads in land once touted as the “Scotland of the East.” The absence of regulation and the lack of strict
enforcement of labor laws has encouraged local entrepreneurs to exploit the cheapest sources of labor: children.