Aurat [Woman]

Photographer unknown.

Jana Natya Manch

Jana Natya Manch
New Delhi, India

Janam performed extensively in the so-called resettlement colonies of Delhi. These were set up after the state of national Emergency (1975-77), which saw a major reconfiguration of Delhi’s urban topography. Slum clusters in many parts of Delhi were demolished and their residents relocated (with all the attendant violence and corruption that such a process entails) to far flung areas. Mangolpuri in west Delhi is one such resettlement colony, which was home to some 200,000 people in the early 1990s. These are two pictures of two performances in Mangolpuri. In this picture, the factory employer (Brijesh, left, back to camera and Sudhanva Deshpande) withdraw as the worker Woman raises the red flag and the other workers (Brijender Singh, centre) get up to join her. Photographer unknown.


  • Title: Aurat [Woman]
  • Creator: Photographer unknown.
  • Location: New Delhi

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