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In pictures: Life in Dharavi


Khumbarwada is Dharavi's famous potters colony, where ceramics have been made in vast outdoor kilns by generations of Kumbhars a community of potters from Gujarat state. Critics of the redevelopment scheme say cottage industries like this will be lost once the slum is torn down. But the scheme's backers say new, cleaner industries will be encouraged to set up in the area.

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