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Calcutta Coolies

Calcutta Coolies
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Stock #: 298683
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Native Life - India Series II 9091
The coolies of Calcutta, otherwise porters or carriers, are men of fine physique, and are able to carry exceptionally heavy weights supported on their heads. Coolie labourers form an enourmous body of men in the East, no less than 70,000 journeying yearly from India to Ceylon. The word Coolie is derived form the Hindustani, Kuli - a labourer