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Behind the Beautiful ForeversBy Katherine Boo

In a Nutshell

Behind The Beautiful Forevers sheds light on those striving for their survival and humanity while fighting against corruption in the Annawadi slum of Mumbai, India.

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Much of what was said did not matter, and that much of what mattered could not be said.

Katherine Boo

Introduction

Mumbai is one of the world's biggest and most complicated cities. It boasts luxury, Bollywood, and a higher income per capita than the average Indian city. But in stark contrast, it also contains some of the greatest areas of poverty in the country. The Annawadi slum is home to 3,000 people on a small patch of swampy land near the Mumbai airport. Hiding them from the view is a large concrete wall that borders the airport. The people here live in devastating poverty.

Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo spent more than three years here. In her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, she gives us a glimpse into this area and the people that live here.

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