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Children of a lesser god

November 14
Sun, sweat and toil mark Children's Day for this street child in Kolkata, who, like millions of others, works to support his family. November 14 is just another day.

For these children, the ban on children's labour imposed under the 1986 Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act which took effect 10 October, means very little.

Photograph: Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images
Also read: The Lost Generation: A series on the children of Kashmir


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