The evolution of Janta Vasahat, a slum-like settlement at the top of a small hill (tekri) in Pune, has witnessed several socio-political barricades. More than 60,000 daily wage earners reside here and access to basic amenities: electricity and water remain a challenge. This video essay attempts to map out the asymmetric development process of Janta Vasahat and provides a peek into the daily lives of the people living there.
As the epitome of contemporary urbanization and increasing rural-urban migration, Janata Vasahat houses migrants of different castes, classes and socio-cultural coming from all over Maharashtra and outside. This Video Essay captures how this slum-like settlement has evolved over the years through the stories of people living there.