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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
April 8
First Published in 2012
Goodreads rating
3.98
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
Mar 12, 2021
@lmnopdx I loved that book so much!      source
Katherine Boo doesn’t write a ton, but she writes is extraordinary.      source
Mar 17, 2021
@michaeljswalker Recommend reading this. Completely agree, any reasonable person subject to veil of ignorance would choose China over India in a flash.      source