The indigenous communities and their social, cultures life centred around the Mahan forest will be adversely affected by this surge in consumption. The tribals are trying to hold their ground against the inevitable and yet are preparing for the exodus, knowing in their hearts that their forest will be snatched away from them, sooner or later.
Hence what has commenced is a trend of rural to urban migration and the social problems associated with a sense of poverty that accompanies such laboured displacement.
What lies at stake is a forest which is an integral part of their identity, of who they are & where they belong.
Vinit Gupta “For me, Image is a direct expression of the world we live in, of what we See and experience as participants in that world. I have always been interested in the interaction between human beings and our environment. My photographs are an exploration of this relationship. I am Documentary Photographer based in Delhi, India.”