Friday, January 19, 2007

Livelihoods & Bazaars

Urban selling spaces in India take the form of a push-cart, a wooden kiosk, a brick and mortar shelter to a shopping mall.

There are livelihoods within this bazaar environment that support each other. There is the vegetable seller, the tea-stall man who sells tea to the many sellers of goods, the basket-maker who weaves cane and bamboo baskets for carrying vegetables, the cleaner who makes a living with periodic sweeping of the market spaces and garbage collection, the man who sells plastic sheets to those who own selling spaces that are temporary shelters, the push-cart man who transports goods to and from one bazaar to another, from one vendor to another.

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