The Kolis - in Mumbai's shadow

Long before the city of Mumbai (Bombay) was built, a traditional fishing tribe called the Kolis inhabited the seven islands on which the sprawling city is built today. Now their villages dot the urban coastline, and while new skyscrapers continuously grow up around them, most people in their community keep living by their ancient trade. Mumbai is predicted to become the world's most populous city by the year 2025, and as space is an ever growing demand, their settlements as well as their traditional way of life are both threatened to be swallowed by one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

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