From sea to shanty to shining skyscraper

29 July, 2013
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Infrastructure: Worli

Bombay’s contemporary landscape is a collage of shanties, skyscrapers and the sea. During the plague and cholera epidemics in the 1800’s, shanties and their inhabitants were the particular targets of the colonial state. It was assumed that the epidemics were the product of the unsanitary, overcrowded and ill-ventilated conditions in which the urban poor lived.

This superb panorama of the three tiers is shot by Hersh Acharya.

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