Coconut picker Bharathi
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Indian female coconut picker: 'A sari would weigh you down'

Coconut picking has been traditionally a man's job in India but the migration of men to the cities has created a shortage in rural areas.

Women who are filling the gap and defying local convention in the process.

Bharathi is a 37-year-old widow from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

  • 29 May
  • From the section India