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by Joseph Campana  
Language: English
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About the Book: Dharavi

Brings to life the aspirations and anxieties of a thriving community

Today Dharavi houses half-a-million people and has the mostexpensive T real estate in Bombay. Behind its success are theefforts of hundreds of extraordinary people. In Dharavi, thedreams, aspirations and anxieties of this thriving community comealive in the hands of some of Indias best writers, like SoniaFaleiro, Annie Zaidi, Jerry Pinto, S. Hussain Zaidi and DilipDSouza.

Meet Prema Salgaonkar, who knocks on 500 doors a day takingdeposits for the Mahila Milan Bank to make sure her neighbours havemoney set aside for when trouble hits. Meet Vadivel Thambi, whodelivers milk and texts his poetry to hundreds of adoring fans.Meet Sayeed Khan Bucklewala, a brass foundry owner who makesmillions selling belt buckles. Find out how the people who livehere pay their bills, cope with shiftless and abusive spouses,educate their children, and protect their homes and livelihoodsfrom those who would turn them out.

Alongside is a larger overview of what living in such a citysystem is like. Dharavi, in the course of its evolution, has raiseda number of issues pertaining to decent living standards,development and maintaining amity. These hold important lessons forIndia as a whole as it urbanizes at a rapid pace.

About the Author: Joseph Campana

Joseph Campana lived in Mumbai from 2007 to 2011. He taughtfeature writing and literary journalism at the Xavier Institute ofCommunications and literature at the American School of Bombay. Hiswriting has appeared in the Indian Express and Time Out Mumbai. Hecurrently lives in Missoula, Montana, with his wife, Jillian, anddaughter, Estelle.


Details Of Book : Dharavi

Book: Dharavi
ISBN: 9350293994
ISBN-13: 9789350293997
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2015-04-21
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers India Ltd
Number of Pages: 304
Language: English
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