Before industrialization, the most common form of personal transportation in India, for those that could afford, was the rickshaw. Before the automobile, the streets of India were teeming with these sorts of human-powered carts that transported people, as well as, goods around Mumbai (Bombay then). Now, although India has westernized, you can still see many types of human-powered transportation. In the photo gallery that we have here, there are carts powered by just human themselves and others that involved modified bicycles. As a modern, touch one of them is even battery-assisted to make it easier on the driver. In modern India, you’ll see a rickshaw right along a modern automobile!

The magazine would like to thank Ravi Kumar, for submitting these photos to us. We look forward to more street photography from him as well as helpful coverage from India.