Yamuna Pushta

Yamuna Pushta was until 2004 Delhi’s largest slum, home to as many as 300,000 people. As part of the beautification of city for the commonwealth games the settlement was demolished and the residents pushed out into preplanned colonies into the fringes of the city. The documnetary, Yamuna Gently Weeps documents this and can be seen online:

In Febrary 2011 I walked along the river banks in search of the remains of Delhi’s largest slum most of it has gone now and has returned to agriculture and swamp land. My photographs:

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About juliakingat

British / Venezuelan, Architect & Urban Researcher; PhD Candidate

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