Behind the Beautiful Forevers
[life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity]
Part one: Undercitizens. Annawadi ; Asha ; Sunil ; Manju
Part two: The business of burning. Ghost house ; The hole she called a window ; The come-apart ; The master
Part three: A little wildness. Marquee effect ; Parrots, caught and sold ; Proper sleep
Part four: Up and out. Nine nights of dance ; Something shining ; The trial ; Ice ; Black and white ; A school, a hospital, a cricket field.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Boo presents an intimate portrait of the wrenching lives of the inhabitants of Annawadi, a slum situated across from Mumbai's spanking new airport, to reveal the terrible inequality still endemic in India's democracy. Among them is Abdul, a young trash picker w... Read More »
Boo tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities.
Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people thro... Read More »
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