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gangaram khatri wadi

space between two chawls

bombay being an important trading centre for the colonial powers, merchants and traders from the hinterlands were encouraged to migrate and settle in the city. there settlements grew to the north of the then english town.

these areas, such as girgaon, bhuleshwar, kalbadevi, null bazaar, kamathipura etc today form the inner city areas of the city. they are characterised by unique, high-density, medium-rise residential and commercial structures.

the images are from girgaon, which has a pre-dominantly residential character, with the chawl and wadi typology being the most common for the structures

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red roses

priest's day at st. francis xavier church,
xavier cross lane # 2, dabul, girgaon

among all the inner city precincts, girgaon has the most cosmopolitan mixtures of people. dabul in girgaon has a pre-dominantly goan population, and the local church holds all the community celebrations. the red roses are for the head-priest.