AMBIKA AND PONNAMMA, KOTAGIRI
AMBIKA AND PONNAMMA, KOTAGIRI

Deep in the Kotagiri hills lives a community of Tamil tea plantation workers, many whom have ties to Illankai, their families having been taken there by the Brits as indentured labourers (slaves). 

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KOTAGIRI, NILGIRIS
KOTAGIRI, NILGIRIS

In one of the most breath taking places I have ever experienced, in what was an unexpected series of encounters that were too short, I had the privilege of meeting a few of the mothers, fathers, sisters and sons from this community. They greeted us with curiosity and delight, in the plantations and the factory. After work they proudly invited us to walk with them to their home (Valluval colony) for tea, biscuits, questions and smiles. 

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THAVAMANY'S FAMILY, KOTAGIRI
THAVAMANY'S FAMILY, KOTAGIRI
VEERAPPA, HADATHORAI TEA FACTORY, KOTAGIRI
VEERAPPA, HADATHORAI TEA FACTORY, KOTAGIRI

Veerappa, was born in Illankai and arrived in India at the age of 22. He is now 64 years old and works at the Hadathorai Tea Factory.

HADATHORAI TEA FACTORY, KOTAGIRI
HADATHORAI TEA FACTORY, KOTAGIRI
AMBIKA AND PONNAMMA, KOTAGIRI
KOTAGIRI, NILGIRIS
THAVAMANY'S FAMILY, KOTAGIRI
VEERAPPA, HADATHORAI TEA FACTORY, KOTAGIRI
HADATHORAI TEA FACTORY, KOTAGIRI
AMBIKA AND PONNAMMA, KOTAGIRI

Deep in the Kotagiri hills lives a community of Tamil tea plantation workers, many whom have ties to Illankai, their families having been taken there by the Brits as indentured labourers (slaves). 

Read more here

KOTAGIRI, NILGIRIS

In one of the most breath taking places I have ever experienced, in what was an unexpected series of encounters that were too short, I had the privilege of meeting a few of the mothers, fathers, sisters and sons from this community. They greeted us with curiosity and delight, in the plantations and the factory. After work they proudly invited us to walk with them to their home (Valluval colony) for tea, biscuits, questions and smiles. 

Read more here.

THAVAMANY'S FAMILY, KOTAGIRI
VEERAPPA, HADATHORAI TEA FACTORY, KOTAGIRI

Veerappa, was born in Illankai and arrived in India at the age of 22. He is now 64 years old and works at the Hadathorai Tea Factory.

HADATHORAI TEA FACTORY, KOTAGIRI
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