India - New Delhi - Judduchkra Iqbal dresses for a show behind the Red Fort
Judduchkra Iqbal dresses for a show behind the Red Fort. Iqbal, belongs to the tradition of stage magicians, that is exclusively Muslim. The Hindus and Muslims live in their own enclaves in Shadipur. Iqbal's house is spotless but he always refuses to be photographed there, ashamed of the poverty. He is shown here ready for a performance at the 'Perfect Health Mela' - a fair promoting health issues in Delhi.
The Kathiputli Colony in the Shadipur Depot slum is home to hundreds of (originally Rajasthani) performers. The artistes who live here - from magicians, acrobats, musicians, dancers and puppeteers are often international renowed by always return to the Shadipur slum.