The community, the villagers proudly say, was always entrepreneurial. Its members were either skilled in carpentry or as goldsmiths. In the houses that Mhatre points out, there are signs of these skills collected over a period of time.
Mumbai’s Azad Maidan is a place where people from all walks of life come to protest with the belief that their voices will be heard. Here, life is a slow lesson in democracy and patience, and in forever lingering hope