Slumdog by James W. Delano

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Men wash clothes by hand in rented stalls at the Mahalakshmi Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai, India. Washing machines are far from ubiquitous in Mumbaikars' homes. Most of these men (up to 5,000) come from the provinces and work and live at the ghat for ten months and then go back to their ancestral villages and families for the remainder of the year...Governments do not like slums.  Slums represent civic shortcomings that politicians would rather forget or, at least, keep out of sight.  As soon as slums are bulldozed, they sprout up some place else unless the root causes are addressed..UN-HABITAT defines a slum household as "a group of individuals living under the same roof that lack one or more of the following conditions: access to safe water; access to sanitation; secure tenure; durability of housing; and sufficient living area".