Pirated Book Sellers in Mumbai, India

Children who sell pirated copies of books on the streets of Mumbai, India are paid roughly $2 (100 Indian Rupee) for each book that they sell.

An essay published in the New York Times interviewed child who would sell three pirated books a day and thus was earning more money than his father, who was working as a plumber.

Most of the children who sell pirated books in India are unable to read.

(Income and earnings from the underground economy.)

Source:  Sonia Faleiro, “The Book Boys of Mumbai,” New York Times, January 4, 2013.