Healers of Dharavi was an exhibition in the Alley Galli Biennale, a three-week arts  festival that took place in early 2015 in Dharavi, Mumbai’s largest informal settlement. It featured a series of eight portraits made by four local artists who often work making hand-painted signs.

Evoking Bollywood poster art of the 70s and 80s, they showed purveyors of health and healing options available to the people of Dharavi. The works highlight the abundance and variety of medical practices and offer an intimate insight into the working lives of the practicioners who provide its residents with affordable relief in an increasingly crowded, expensive and stressful city.