Chasing Rickshaws by Tony Wheeler and Richard I' Anson
Words by Tony Wheeler and Photographs by Richard I' Anson
Lonely Planet, 1998, [First Edition], full page colour photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0864426402
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has a couple of small chips to edges
'in text and photographs the book visits rickshaw pullers' dormitories in Calcutta, tracks down the artists who paint the dramatically colorful rickshaws of Dhaka, locates the scrapyard where confiscated rickshaws await their fate in Hanoi and rides with the city official who supervises riding tests in Penang. The ultimate rickshaw rarity, women riders, were found only in Beijing and Manila, but in many cities school children pile into rickshaws to ride to and from school each day.'