Episode Description

Mumbai

Mumbai, financial center of India, fabled city of empires and fortunes. On a Trash heap called Dharavi, over one million people earn pennies a day recycling the city's garbage. Some say the Indians are naturally thrifty, predisposed to recycling and make comparisons with the Hindu concept of reincarnation. But for the children of Dharavi, the Gold Sweepers of the Jewelry markets and the barefoot rat killers of the Night Patrol, this lifetime relies on Trash.

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