Dharavi In The Real Slumdogs

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The creation of Dharavi in India began in 1882 created by the many rural poor migrating to its location. The immigrants are known as the heart and soul of Dharavi. The residents originated from multiple locations across Asia, most from Mumbai which is the mega city that surrounds it. This precisely explains how Dharavi is known for housing such a vast amount of culture and diversity. Among its estimated 500,000 inhabitants, 33% are Muslim, 6% are Christian, and 60% are Hindu. With so many people it’s hard to imagine how often each other’s cultures are exchanged. There could even be more than 500,000 since many births and deaths go unrecorded each year and officials say there could be as many as 1 million inhabitants. Between Mumbai, which is the home to approximately 16 million people, and Dharavi, they collaborate on a daily basis exchanging their cultural ideals and even spreading religion. …show more content…
The residents in Dharavi live in close tightly packed neighborhoods (if you would call them that as it is essentially one large neighborhood) making the likelihood of their influence of culture relevant, and the same for those who are around them. In relation to the documentary film “The Real Slumdogs”, many of the focus characters that the audience bears witness to interact with other groups who differ from their own, and for some, other social systems such as Mumbai for example. One individual character in the film works tirelessly as a rickshaw driver around Dharavi and Mumbai in order to pay for his son’s education and his own acting lessons. His son study’s to become a scientist and speaks and writes English which is taught from a volunteer organization which features volunteers from other countries (i.e. England). Most likely some of their influence is being subconsciously and consciously passed amongst

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