Mumbai is soon to give the world its first slum museum. Brought to the limelight by Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Dharavi is one of the largest slums in the world. It is spread across 535 acres and houses more than 1 million inhabitants.
In a recent attempt of improvisation, Dharavi is all set to open the world’s first slum museum inside the slum itself. The idea is to let people know what lies inside. Here’s what you should know about it:
- It is the first and one of its kinds in the entire world.
- The mobile museum which is set to open in February for two months will showcase a multitude of products that are produced in Dharavi, from pottery to recycled items.
The organizers were amazed and moved by the efforts these people put in living a normal life. The team of “Design Museum Dharavi” wants to illuminate the hidden creative talent that resides in there. They believe that with this project, the world will come to know about the living beauty residing in this slum.
The slum has become a tourist attraction after Danny Boyle’s big hit in 2008. However, the area’s mini factories, recycling operations, and other enduring hardships are far from any recognition. With this initiative, Dharavi’s productivity will be put to the exhibition.
We can’t wait to see it. What about you?
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Shewali loves to cook. She is mostly travelling; if not blabbering or gorging. That’s all folks!