Chawls in Bhendi bazaar

A lamp that burns in the night

Chawls in Bhendi bazaar

The word Shama means a burning lamp, and is a trope in Urdu poetry for love and hope. In this block of flats in the middle of Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar area, there are dreams of transformation. In the last twenty years of economic growth, many dreams came true. Now, things are slower and harder, but you can see the striving in this wall of one-room flats.

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