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The release of Slumdog Millionaire (2008, director Danny Boyle) gave new boost to a form of tourism in Mumbai’s shantytowns. This tourism involves especially Western visits to the slums with a purpose learn about life in them (and occasionally donate). Such slumming thrives in Dharavi’s megaslum but as tourist business is still monopolised by one company that maintains good relations with the community, there are rules: no photos, no avoiding touch and no covering one’s nose during the tour. In this presentation I unpack the significance of such community-imposed rules from an epistemological viewpoint. In other words, I explore what these rules reveal about Indian ways of knowing and communicating with tourists as well as how tourist influx modifies local knowledge and interaction.