Mumbai in Maharashtra, India

The Dreams Of Cities

As part of their ‘City Visions’ programme, the Barbican ran a photography competition to find an image that summed up the programme. The winner was Mitul Kajaria from India.

Mitul says: ‘The photograph is taken in the city of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India. It displays a dhobighat – a large urban space for washing clothes before a high rise residential structure. Mumbai, the most populous city of the country and the fifth most populous city of the world sees thousands of migrants entering the city every day. A city which has grown like a wild forest fire since the past few years, and with the diversity it holds, in terms of ethnic, cultural, financial, social, it can be termed as the city full of paradoxes.’

I love the image, it displays so clearly the points Mitul mentions above; a city full of paradoxes. The controlled and contained construction seen in the high…

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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