Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum
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|Format: ||Paperback, 278 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 June 2012|
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.
Portobello Books Ltd|
23.4 x 15.3 centimetres (0.27 kg)|
15+ years |