Pride of place has been given to the people of the city in the Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery. The Headwear case depicts the distinct styles of traditional headgear worn by the various communities in Mumbai, showcasing the city’s diversity and cosmopolitanism. The establishment of East India Company’s headquarters in Mumbai (Bombay) provided the catalyst for migration to the region from 16th century onwards. The East India Company invited communities from within India and outside to settle in Mumbai (Bombay) and help develop trade and business. They were offered economic opportunity and social and religious freedoms as a result of which many communities migrated to the city and contributed to its development in their unique ways.


  • Title: People of Mumbai
  • Date: 1931
  • Location: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
  • Physical Dimensions: L 14.5 cms x W 12.9 cms x H 43.7 cms, Weight 3.107 gm
  • Material: Plaster of Paris models
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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