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Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi: Building cities to introduce modernity to the country was one of the wishes of India’s first Prime Minister, Nehru.
All hailing from these metropolises that are emblematic of growth in India, the photographers Sameer Tawde, Saibal Das, and Ravi Agarwal guide us on a journey from the historical city centers to the distant suburbs.
The film explores the sprawling world-city of Mumbai; the vestige of British rule that is Kolkata; and the city-within-a-city, given how New Delhi has swallowed up ancient Delhi, illustrating the brutal rupture between the urban environment and nature, especially the great sacred rivers, places of worship for Hindus.