Focus on Dhanbad

Noel Aranha


Dhanbad is an industrialized city in the state of Jarkhand and is considered the coal capital of India. Amidst such development there exist colonies of people affected by leprosy, with entire families hemmed in by ignorance and social stigma.

This exhibition represents three weeks in March '07 spent in Dhanbad focusing on the leprosy situation.

Due to the timing of this publication the accompanying image here is from an earlier body of work on India.

Curated by Sarah Aranha