Tag: beedi

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  • The ‘poor man’s cigarette’

    The ‘poor man’s cigarette’

    Umme Kusum, seven years old, stays with her mother, Aliara Bibi, in a small village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. While other children are in school, however, Umme Kusum is learning the art of rolling beedis, hand-rolled cigarettes of tobacco flake wrapped in tendu leaves.  Aliara has two other teenage daughters, Zainab and Beauti. …

    January 22, 2017
  • The ‘poor man’s cigarette’

    The ‘poor man’s cigarette’

    Umme Kusum, seven years old, stays with her mother, Aliara Bibi, in a small village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. While other children are in school, however, Umme Kusum is learning the art of rolling beedis, hand-rolled cigarettes of tobacco flake wrapped in tendu leaves.  Aliara has two other teenage daughters, Zainab and Beauti. …

    January 22, 2017