• Now, in all honesty, the British weren’t the only ones guilty of mispronunciation; Brits living to the south of Crawford Market referred to the area north of the Market as “Behind the Bazaar,” which locals took as “Bhendi Bazaar.” Today, Bhendi is a popular destination for brass and stainless steel, and also enjoys a certain reputation for having been home to Forbes’ No. 3 Most Dreaded Criminal in the World, Indian mob boss Dawood Ibrahim.

Photography by Shriti Banerjee

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