In 2008, Los Angeles Times staff photo Michael Robinson Chavez travel to India to chronicle life in Dharavi.
To some Indians, the Dharavi shantytown is an eyesore taking up prime real estate. For residents, it is the sum of their hopes.
The residents of Dharavi are some of Mumbai’s poorest residents, who happen to be sitting on some of the world’s most valuable real estate.
Dharavi occupies a prime location at the junction of two commuter rail lines close to the heart of Mumbai.
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