Dhobis washing clothes, Mumbai, India

Dhobis washing clothes, Mumbai, India

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Caption: Dhobis washing clothes at a Dhobi Ghat, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Dhobi is the Indian name for a person who washes clothes for a living. The rows of concrete wash pens are called ghats. It is usually a family-run business, which has been passed through the generations.

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