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26 July, 2013
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Staircases: Town Hall (1833)

Staircases: Town Hall (1833)

Fort (presently Asiatic Society of Mumbai).

Dogs in Bombay have not always had it easy. In the early 1800’s the colonial government passed regulations permitting the culling of stray dogs during the hot seasons. In 1832, the culling was particularly indiscriminate, leading to the Bombay Dog Riots of 1832. The native inhabitants of Bombay, outraged by the killings, attacked European constables, blocked the supplies to the garrison at Colaba and shut their commercial establishments in protest; effectively bringing the city to a complete halt.

Currently, dogs across India are in danger of being destroyed by speeding cars of the government of Gujarat.

This pensive dog and model in motion are captured by Hersh Acharya.

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