Workers dry rice by Avishek Das (4 images)

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Workers sweep rice into mesmerising parallell lines to dry in the midday sun in Ashoknagor, India.

The images were captured by Avishek Das, 35, from Kolkata, India.

Avishek said, "The drying of the paddy grains is one of the most important steps in the process before they are sent to the rice mill."

"Drying reduces the moisture in the grains to a level which makes them suitable for storage. The workers start very early in the morning,...
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