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Mumbai: Where Dreams Don’t Die

Spanning three decades and encompassing festivities, political demonstrations, films and daily life, this is a unique insight into India by Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai | Mumbai Overcrowded local trains connecting Mumbai with its suburbs. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Playing marbles in the back lanes. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Near a crossing at Princess street. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Bal Keshav Thackeray, Founder of Shiv Sena. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Famous actress Kareena Kapoor and the supporting cast getting ready for Priyadarshan's film, 'Hulchul'. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Performing 'hawan' at Shiv Mandir. Mumbai, India. 2004. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Late evening in Fishermen's Colony. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Sheets hang on line. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai A barber shop and washing hung up to dry in Fishermen's Colony. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Row of Air India planes parked behind Dharavi - Asia's largest slum located next to Santa Cruz International Airport. Mumbai, India. 2004. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Soaking in the monsoon showers. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Tina Munim on the day of her wedding with her mother. Mumbai, India. 2010. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Suleman Mosque on Mohammad Ali Road. Mumbai, India. 2009. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Mumbai Mahatma Gandhi taking a morning walk at Juhu Beach. Mumbai, India. 1944. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos

For Raghu Rai, Mumbai has been like a mini New-York – the business hub of an over-crowded nation; a cultural melting pot overflowing with job-seekers, dreamers and dynamic businessmen with a high level of energy almost always palpable.

The city is wrought with social, cultural, religious and political tensions; and is a metropolis that, like Kolkata, has been photographed extensively since the 1850s by some of the finest photographers in the world.