Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

ISBN: 9781846274510

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“Boo, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, takes you deep into a Mumbai slum. She does it with ease and focus, smuggling plenty of current Indian issues in the meantime. It’s a fascinating read, sometimes hard to believe it’s non-fiction. Watched ‘Slumdog Millionaire’? Now read this.” Marta

ISBN 9781846274510

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“Boo, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, takes you deep into a Mumbai slum. She does it with ease and focus, smuggling plenty of current Indian issues in the meantime. It’s a fascinating read, sometimes hard to believe it’s non-fiction. Watched ‘Slumdog Millionaire’? Now read this.” Marta

Annawadi is a slum at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents are garbage recyclers and construction workers, economic migrants, all of them living in the hope that a small part of India’s booming future will eventually be theirs. But when a crime rocks the slum community and global recession and terrorism shocks the city, tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy begin to turn brutal.

As Boo gets to know those who dwell at Mumbai’s margins, she evokes an extraordinarily vivid and vigorous group of individuals flourishing against the odds amid the complications, corruptions and gross inequalities of the new India.

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