Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable… (more)

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Boo, in letting go of her story, in dwelling with it relatively briefly in her book's 250 pages (in contrast to the years she spent with the slum-dwellers), allows it to resonate with us as a small classic of contemporary writing.

Useless to describe the singular power of this book; it is, quite simply, one of the finest works on contemporary India yet written.

Though it is evident that Boo’s documentary research has been as exhaustive as her interviews, she wears it lightly. Some readers may feel this as a want of context but there is no shortage of thumping sociological and economic tomes on modern India. The close focus of Behind the Beautiful Forevers is what gives it its clarity, and makes it so affecting.

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Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (February 07, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012 winner, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2012 winner


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