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Sohrab Hura People wait at the medical centre within Nirmala Shishu Bhawan (the children’s home run by the Missionaries of Charity). Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura At the Missionaries of Charity grain is distributed to people below a certain income level from the community living in the vicinity. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura At the Missionaries of Charity grain is distributed to people below a certain income level from the community living in the vicinity. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura An old lady sleeping in the street. According to a 2011 census there are over 70,000 homeless people living in Kolkata. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Volunteers play with children in the wing for special children at Nirmala Shishu Bhawan (the children’s home run by the Missionaries of Charity). Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Raju (left), a homeless man, gets his injured feet taken care of every morning by a medical volunteer working with Missionaries of Charity. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Volunteers play with children in the wing for special children at at Nirmala Shishu Bhawan (the children’s home run by the Missionaries of Charity). Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura A man collects water to use from the river. According to a 2011 census there are over 70,000 homeless people living in Kolkata. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Sister Ita comforts a child with cerebral palsy at the wing for special children at Nirmala Shishu Bhawan (the children’s home run by the Missionaries of Charity). Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Raju, a homeless man gets his injured feet taken care of every morning by a medical volunteer working with Missionaries of Charity. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Soham and his collection of photographs with Mother Teresa and his favourite dinosaurs. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura A homeless man smoking heroin. There are over 70,000 homeless people living in Kolkata, many of whom live around the Howrah bridge on either side of the river. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Souvenir shop dedicated to Mother Teresa. It is widely expected that the canonization of Mother Teresa will lead to larger numbers of foreign tourist inflow and the Indian Association of Tour Opera (...)
Sohrab Hura In Jadavpur University after class hours. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura People taking selfies with a wax figure of Mother Teresa at the wax museum in the city. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Sunday mass at a protestant church. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura In Kashipore Jyoti Nagar, a slum colony on the outside of Kolkata, younger people were unfamiliar with Mother Teresa’s name. Many of them were born after Mother Teresa died. Kolkata, India. August, (...)
Sohrab Hura Visitors at Mother Teresa’s shrine. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Sister Ita checking on a severely malnourished baby found by the Missionaries of Charity. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura A homeless man in his sleeping spot. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Children playing during a class being run at Nirmala Shishu Bhawan (the children’s home run by the Missionaries of Charity). Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Arshi walking home with her grandfather. Despite being completely covered in tumours, Sheikh Sirajuddin has decided not to visit any doctors since he says his tumours are not curable. He had not pl (...)
Sohrab Hura Hajid Ali Malik making his way back to his sleeping spot. He is apparently eligible to be given accommodation at one of the homes run by Missionaries of Charity. But he is too scared to live there (...)
Sohrab Hura A colony of rats in a street. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Hajid Ali Malik wading through a pool of filth and urine back to his sleeping spot. He is apparently eligible to be given accommodation at one of the homes run by Missionaries of Charity. But he is (...)
Sohrab Hura Students at Jadavpur University preparing political posters for forthcoming rallies and meetings. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura A colony of rats in a street. Kolkata, India. August 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Hajid Ali Malik wading through a pool of filth and urine back to his sleeping spot. He has apparently been told that he has qualified to be given accommodation at one of the homes run by Missionari (...)
Sohrab Hura College students spend time together after class hours at Jadavpur University. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura A student in Jadavpur University painting a political signboard asking people not to be divided on religious lines. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Hajid Ali Malik is apparently eligible to be given accommodation at one of the homes run by Missionaries of Charity. But he is too scared to live there because he believes that he will die if he le (...)
Sohrab Hura A novice working at Nirmala Shishu Bhawan (the children’s home run by the Missionaries of Charity) takes care of a child with cerebral palsy in their special children’s wing. Kolkata, India. August (...)
Sohrab Hura People bathe in the Ganges in the evening. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura According to a 2011 census, there are over 70,000 homeless people living in Kolkata. Kolkata, India. August, 2016. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura A novice working at Nirmala Shishu Bhawan (the children’s home run by the Missionaries of Charity) takes care of a child with cerebral palsy in their special children’s wing. Kolkata, India. August (...)