Flipping the modern, commercial definition of art on its head, Bombay Underground began in 1999 as a a group of people standing for free expression and creative social exchange. A means of engaging with local groups, mobilizing protest campaigns, and facilitating neighbourhood projects, Bombay Underground operates without a permanent space in the city, but with a solid, meaningful impact on the communities it works with.
Founded by Himanshu S over 10 years ago, he's joined in the full-time running of the group by Aqui Thami, while a family of rolling members contribute, volunteer, promote and lend helping hands wherever necessary.
Working closely with the foothpath booksellers of Bombay, the group often purchases books from them in times of bleak business (such as the monsoons) and takes on the responsibility of selling them further.
Always focused on meaningful activism, this is reflected in their self-publishing model of zines, which are free from any editorial control and to which anyone is welcome to contribute - 'the plan is to create a site for reflective inquiry, thoughtful opposition and meaningful engagement'
Bombay Underground has been a part of our family since we moved to the city and we're thrilled to provide an online platform for their brilliant zines and notebooks, available for shipping worldwide. All of their proceeds from sales are pumped right back into the running of the project.
To contribute content to the zines, or donate funds for the operations of Bombay Underground, call on 9773361243, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or check out them out on Facebook.
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