Photos and text: Shib Shankar Chatterjee
 
Shot over a period of 24 years, specifically from the 1992 to 2016, in the Cooch Behar district of  West Bengal, these photographs represent the plight of people staying at the Chitmahals — the name given to the formerIndia-Bangladesh enclaves. 
 
The enclave dwellers, who have now been relocated, for years suffered inhuman conditions. Non-existent roads and transport systems, deteriorating condition of the drinking water, absence of electrification, unhygienic surroundings and much more marked everyday life in this part of the world. 

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