The Kolkata Derby, also known as "Boro Match", is the eternal duel of natives and migrants, rich and poor. The football match between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal FC has a long history of myths and crowds, of winners and loosers. It catalyses the rivalry between the two main ethnic groups in Kolkata, Ghotis and Bengals. For 11Freunde magazine, I accompanied a group of young East Bengal Ultras for a week prior to and during the big derby.
Text: Andreas Bock
Photo Editor: Jens Kuiper