Maazhi Maach (Our Fish!)

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During the city's development—before Mumbai became Mumbai—the fish supplied by the Koli communities fed the city. Today, the Kolis face enormous challenges. Environmental pollution, fishing regulations, and rapid encroachment on the boundaries of their native villages all threaten the future of the Koli livelihood. We learned about their struggle firsthand and discussed solutions, while immersing ourselves in the rich Koli culture in an evening of singing, storytelling, dancing, sharing, and of course, eating. Participants: Mukund Kule and Damodar Tandel. 

Photos: UnCommonSense © 2013 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Date added: Feb 22

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