Tag Archives: Dhobi Ghat

That fellows got to swing

1 November, 2013
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Pop-up: Dhobi Ghat

Pop-up: Dhobi Ghat (1890-95)

Dhobiwada Road, Mahaluxmi.

Hanging was the predominant method of execution in Bombay. Early instances of hanging were public spectacles, where the victims were displayed in chains to the gathered crowds.

Hersh Acharya captures hung shirts with a Wildean wistful eye.

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Dhobi Raj

19 August, 2013
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Boundaries: Dhobi Ghat

Boundaries: Dhobi Ghat (1890-95)

Dhobiwada Road, Mahaluxmi.

Amongst the various professions in Bombay, dhobis or washermen hold the distinction of having the most city spaces named after them. Not only are the areas in which they operate called Dhobi Ghats, they can also claim Dhobi Talao, Dhobi Street and Dhobiwada Road.

Hersh Acharya masterfully captures a dhobi in the swing of things.

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