For up to 14 hours a day, Nagaraj Nataraj and his wife and daughter hunch over sewing machines, churning out flags for the parties vying for votes in India’s upcoming general election.

They are among tens of thousands of home workers toiling to meet soaring demand for party merchandise from flags to t-shirts to caps ahead of the biggest exercise in democracy the world has ever seen.

Despite the urgency, it is far from lucrative work. The Nataraj f...
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