Dakshina Veedhi, the southern street in Eluru, West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh is a warren of streets and zig-zagging alleyways. Dust gathers on the doors and buildings; the stench of gurgling sewers fills the air. Some of the houses are loud, with gaudy colours, some have a lost-world feel with peeling paint and weather-beaten doors. In these labyrinthine streets live about 10,000-15,000 Muslims among approximately 60,000 to 70,000 Hindus. They have lived here for hundreds of