Is a Mall Worth This?

Grist Media
EWS quarters in Ejipura

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5,000 people lived in legally allotted housing in Ejipura, near central Bangalore, for more than 20 years. Then in January this year, they were all thrown out on the street and their houses razed. Ever since, these people have been living on the road with nowhere else to go. The young have dropped out of school, the pregnant are delivering babies on the road, the old are dying rapidly. Why? To build a mall. A photo essay on ‘development’ in India.

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