After the 2005 floods in Mumbai, which claimed many lives, mangrove protection became a major environmental and civic concern for the city. New policies were put in place and mangrove protection became a critical urban environmentalist cause. Uprooted meditates on two sites in which these policies have played out in very different ways—Ambedkarnagar, a slum which was demolished for being located close to mangrove forest land, and Gorai, where corporate giants have been relentlessly felling acres of mangrove forests with impunity while the local fisher folk population have been opposing them persistently.


Ketan Krishna, Prthvir Solanki, Sukrita Baruah, Archana Kaware, Nikhil Ambekar