Kantilata
Kantilata - with 70 the first glasses | © Antje Christ

Kantilata

Kantilata is 70 years old and lives in the slums of Saliasahi. This is where the people of Adivasi live, and next to the untouchable caste, the Dalits, the Adivasi people are some of the most destitute people in India.

Like Kantilata, many live below the poverty level. Her many facial tattoos were from when she was a young girl. With her new glasses, she has is able to see better than she has ever seen in her life, so she tells us, beaming with joy.