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The Last Of The Chinamen | 101 Traces

I spent a day in Mumbai’s now extinct Chinatown with one of its oldest inhabitants, Liao Hung Hsing.

He's seen the days of tension between India and China. He's travelled to the land of his ancestors, to learn more about them and how they live, but he is, and will always be an Indian. "India is my home. I was born there," he says. Meet one of the last residents of Mumbai's fading Chinese community.

101 Traces looks at the last of anything: ethnic communities, folk craftsmen, disappearing trades, forgotten people. It sketches portraits of these unique individuals, locked in a battle they cannot win: a battle against the future. Together, they represent the dying whispers of ancient heritage and traditional individuality. As India moves towards homogenized global pop culture, 101 Traces honors the people, the objects, and the skills that connect us to our ancient identity.