Behind the Beautiful Forevers : Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

Description

Annawadi is a slum at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents are garbage recyclers, construction workers and economic migrants, all of them living in the hope that a small part of India's booming future will eventually be theirs. But when a crime rocks the slum community and global recession and terrorism shocks the city, tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy begin to turn brutal. As Boo gets to know those who dwell at Mumbai's margins, she evokes an extraordinarily vivid and vigorous group of individuals flourishing against the odds amid the complications, corruptions and gross inequalities of the new India.

Details

Author(s)
Katherine Boo
Format
Paperback | 278 pages
Dimensions
153 x 234 x 22mm | 340g
Publication date
07 Jun 2012
Publisher
GRANTA BOOKS
Imprint
Portobello Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1846274494
ISBN13
9781846274497
Bestsellers rank
8,047