The Jute Story - Connecting Kolkata to Dundee

Nazes Afros

Comparing Indian jute mills today with those of Dundee over 100 years ago

For the past two years Nazes Afroz, a print and broadcast journalist from Calcutta, has been documenting what life is like for those working within Indian jute mills of today. Despite a renaissance in the popularity of this fabric, little investment within the mills has often led to poor conditions, outdated machinery and low wages.

This exhibition showcases Nazes’s photographs  alongside historical images from Dundee Heritage Trust’s jute collection. It will reveal the similarities still found within the mills and jute production process in 21st century Kolkata and that of Dundee over a hundred years ago.