October 10, 2010

Jharkhand, India

I worked on a story on coal mining about 7 years ago in Dhanbad, in the state of Jharkhand. I had made a couple of trips there and spent about 4 weeks working on this story. I had great difficulty in getting access and spent hours and hours everyday speaking to officials. Somehow with and without their permission, I managed to get into quite a few places.
I returned just a few weeks back to the same area to see how the place had changed and also to photograph some things that were missing in my earlier story. I would like to make another trip there soon.  Here's a selection of photos but will add more as I edit.

Jharkhand - Images by Srinivas Kuruganti