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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Katherine Boo

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 Ann...
Publish Date
2014-04-08T00:00:00.000Z
2014-04-08T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2012
Goodreads rating
3.97
ISBN
9780812979329
Recommendations
4
Recommendations
If you want to read an unvarnished, first-hand account of life in one of India’s slums you should pick up Behind the Beautiful Forevers.      source
2021-03-12T18:12:24.000Z
@lmnopdx I loved that book so much!      source
Katherine Boo doesn’t write a ton, but she writes is extraordinary.      source
2021-03-17T14:26:15.000Z
@michaeljswalker Recommend reading this. Completely agree, any reasonable person subject to veil of ignorance would choose China over India in a flash.      source