Print edition : February 14, 2020

Prakash Bhoir’s cottage in the Keltipada hamlet within Aarey Milk Colony, also known as Aarey Forest. Photo: Anupama Katakam

The hut in which Prakash Bhoir’s parents and grandparents lived. Photo: Anupama Katakam

Pramila and Prakash Bhoir in their field. The skyscrapers that are beginning to surround Aarey are visible in the distance. Photo: Anupama Katakam

As more and more land is being carved out of Mumbai’s Aarey Forest to satisfy the city’s requirement for space, the forest’s Adivasi residents are facing a very real threat to their existence.
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