A pulled rickshaw (or ricksha) is a mode of human-powered transport by which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two persons. Rickshaws are commonly made with bamboo. In recent times the use of rickshaws has been discouraged or outlawed in many countries due to concern for the welfare of rickshaw workers. Runner-pulled rickshaws have been replaced mainly by cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws. The term rickshaw is today commonly used for those vehicles as well.
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... Rudyard Kipling story has the title The Phantom Rickshaw (1885) ... city of Simla, he frequently sees the ghost of the deceased driving around in her yellow-panelled rickshaw, though nobody else seems to notice the phenomenon ... The 1936 novel Rickshaw Boy is a novel by the Chinese author Lao She about the life of a fictional Beijing rickshaw man ...
Famous quotes containing the words rickshaw and/or pulled:
“Why should I? Someone is bound to do it for me.”
—Anonymous Rickshaw Driver, Bangladesh. Quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, February 4, 1988)
“Once in this wine the summer blood
Knocked in the flesh that decked the vine,
Once in this bread
The oat was merry in the wind;
Man broke the sun, pulled the wind down.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)