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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.…

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    The Real Slumdogs

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    Social structure relates to “The Real Slumdogs” because, without the mega-slum that is Dharavi, other cities and countries would not be able to purchase goods nearly as cheap as what we have come to expect. In Dharavi, there is no minimum wage; there are no labor laws – or, at least, there seemed to be none according to the movie. In the movie, much like the migrant workers in “The Harvest,” families work long, strenuous days with little pay and, in order to make the very most they can, they…

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    Slumdog Millionaire, a movie by Danny Boyle, set in Mumbai, tells the story of Jamal Malik, a contestant on India’s version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. Jamal was born in the slums of Mumbai with little education and was on his way to win the grand prize on the game show. Whilst on the show, he is suspected of cheating but little do his accusers know that Jamal’s life experience provides him with essential clues to answer each question. The movie alternates between flashbacks from Jamal’s…

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    Dharavi A Slum Analysis

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    survive, and reproduce. Other countries will still exploit Dharavi. Dharavi is filled with skilled workers that are poor, desperate for work, and can provide cheap labor. They only have each other to look out for their best interest. Even then, it is still survival of the fittest. Background assumption is a deeply embedded, common understanding of how the world operates and of how people ought to act. Dharavi is a mega slum. Before I watched this video I did not understand fully the concept of a…

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    Dharavi Social Location

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    Social location/pg. 4: The group membership that people have because of their location in history and society. Dharavi is the largest slum in Mumbai. It consists of roughly 18 million people in one square mile; eighty-five percent of which have a job. A large majority of the residents’ jobs are involved in sorting through the trash to re-turn it into something usable. They are called rag pickers. While there are different districts in Dharavi, everyone still cooperates together. It is a…

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    Dharavi is home to more than a million people in Mumbai. These people live in slums concentrated in just one square mile of land. With significant government and market pressure to develop into a world-class city, and increasing population growth continuing to limit housing opportunities, the fate of Dharavi has become a highly contested and politicized issue (Boano, Lamarca & Hunter 2011). As King Solomon, I will ultimately have control over what becomes of Dharavi. Before deciding, however, I…

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    Finley Hodson depicts the vast contrasting representations of poverty between the major feature film Slumdog Millionaire and Kevin McClouds Slumming It. One million people, one square mile. This is the desperate reality of the living conditions in India’s largest slum, Dharavi. Danny Boyles, Slumdog Millionaire, the 2008 drama, glosses over the issue of poverty and is represented in a fun, free spirit way. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, Kevin McClouds Slumming it, filmed in 2009,…

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    The Real Slumdogs Summary

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    longer depend on their taken-for-granted assumptions about life The video called The Real Slumdogs takes place in Dharavi, India, a real life slum with around one million people living in one square mile. Dharavi is a landfill created by the people of Mumbai and is now the work place for all of its residents of Dharavi. The producer shows conditions of what a real slum looks like compared to what people come to think when they hear the word “slum”. Their homes and businesses are built out of…

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    The most well-known slum in India is Dharavi a section of the city of Mumbai. After appearing in the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” Dharavi began to gain a lot of attention. It is a busy, bustling, fast moving, densely packed city. Similar to Brazil it has little formal infrastructure, and many of the homes are makeshift. The slums of Dharavi did not emerge until the late 19th century. Before then the city was nothing more than a swamp used by fisherman. Around the late 19th century the swamp was…

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    Slumming it By chloe Myers The documentary slumming it directed by Helen Simpson and presented by Kevin McCloud is based in Dharavi ,Mumbai ,India. This documentary follows McClouds stay in the slum. viewers watch McCloud learn how to live like the slum dwellers during there day to day lives. The health and sanitation issues in Dharavi have been showed as very poor and not very nice. In the start of the documentary we see McCloud getting immunised for the diseases in Dharavi . The swage…

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