Supported by: THE FORD FOUNDATION
The Mythologies of Mumbai project explores the relationship between globalization and entrenched social and economic structures. Taking the Mumbai Metropolitan area as its locus of interest, the project concentrates on two areas- Girangaon, erstwhile textile industrial centre of Mumbai and Dharavi, popularly known as the largest slum neighbourhood in the city- both of which have been undergoing gentrification.
PUKAR believes that the research and knowledge building and dissemination processes are critical to make development inclusive, as also to document the city’s past, and the various processes that affect its communities.
True to this participatory character, the Mythologies of Mumbai researchers come from traditionally marginalized groups and backgrounds that, in many ways, mirror the politics of the city’s transformation. They belong to educational institutions that are part of the traditional knowledge building spaces and spaces of mobility and aspiration in the city. Moreover, they belong to the very communities in which their research is anchored. This not only makes them investigators but also important stakeholders in the process.
To see the videos created by our Community Journalists under the project visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/PUKARorg