Kolkata Slums – Hubs of Hope and Dignity

Dimitra Stasinopoulou’s photographic collection from the slums of Kolkata in an e-book format.


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On my way to Assam and Nagaland, I started the trip from Kolkata and spend the three days there mainly visiting the slums.  There is a slum area here that despite the adverse conditions and the wretched circumstances, where people in spite of  facing hunger, deplorable living conditions, illness and bone breaking work, still hold on to the belief that life is precious and worth living, so much so that they named their slum “Anand Nagar”, which translated into English means “City of Joy”. They have learnt how to live happily being a support for each other seeing the bright side. Kolkata is rightly called the “City of Joy” for the exuberance and vitality it exudes. My time in Kolkata was hugely fulfilling and enlightening. The streets of the city have many tales to tell, all of which redefine the power to live. Kolkata breathes the genesis of strength, courage, fortitude.  I hope you will enjoy.

Dimitra Stasinopoulou


Dimitra Stasinopoulou’s photo books in INDIKA

Kolkata Slums – Hubs of hope and dignity, INDIKA 2016

Life in Nagaland, INDIKA 2017

Assam – India’s northeastern state, INDIKA 2017

A trip to North Pakistan – from Peshawar to Kalash, INDIKA 2018

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