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Mythologies of Mumbai

About This Project

The Mumbai you know is shrouded in myth. Development of the Mumbai we know was driven by the financial and cultural engine of metropolitan Girangaon, a cluster famous for its textile mills. Once integral to Mumbai’s financial strength and cultural DNA, ill-planned gentrification and corruption have driven Girangaon to dereliction.


Mythologies of Mumbai is an interactive historical and cultural archive that tells the story of Girangaon from the perspective of area residents. Using 360-degree multimedia interactives, multimedia production, photography, and video, Mythologies chronicles the changing face of Mumbai through 250 personal interviews, urban maps, and vast historical records.


Girangoans marginalisation and collapse provides deep insight into the politics of contemporary Mumbai, providing an unparalleled glimpse into what is at stake as the city undergoes rapid transformation.



PUKAR | Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research



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