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Soham Gupta–New Town Rajarhat


India’s showpiece township, Rajarhat was developed in the twilight years of communist rule in West Bengal. Billed by most as the face of a resurgent Bengal, the township is actually a façade for injustices unknown to many; the place seems to resonate with the cries of the disadvantaged who have been displaced to make way for the rich and the mighty. What was once fertile, multi-crop farmland is now a naked city, stripped of the green and replaced with concrete jungles which would shelter the privileged one day; hip shopping-malls, glitzy InfoTech parks and swanky condominiums in the making.

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