Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum (Paperback)
Short Description for Behind the Beautiful Forevers A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might write about India.
- Published: 07 June 2012
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781846274497 ISBN 10: 1846274494
- Sales rank: 613
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Full description for Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Annawadi is a slum at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents are garbage recyclers, construction workers and 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.