Behind the Beautiful Forevers
[life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity]
The business of burning. Ghost house
A hole she called a window
A little wildness. Marquee effect
Parrots, caught and sold
Up and out. Nine nights of dance
Something shining á
Black and white
A school, a hospital, a cricket field
Join us for the discussion on July 8, 2015. 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 Mumbai.
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that 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.
"A Mumbai slum offers rare insight into the lives and socioeconomic and political realities for some of the disadvantaged riding the coattails (or not) of India's economic miracle in this deeply researched and brilliantly written account by New Yorker writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journa... Read More »
An engrossing book that plunges the reader into an Indian slum in the shadow of gleaming hotels near Mumbai’s airport, revealing a complex subculture where poverty does not extinguish aspiration. (Pulitzer Prize citation)
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