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



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This is the Large edition with a publication date of 2/15/2012.
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Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. But then terror and a global recession rock the city and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi. Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader into a hidden world, and into the lives of people impossible to forget. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Between Rosesp. 9
Undercitizensp. 31
Annawadip. 33
Ashap. 54
Sunilp. 76
Manjup. 106
The Business of Burningp. 135
Ghost Housep. 137
The Hole She Called a Windowp. 157
The Come-Apartp. 179
The Masterp. 207
A Little Wildnessp. 233
Marquee Effectp. 235
. Parrots, Caught and Soldp. 261
Proper Sleepp. 282
Up And Outp. 295
Nine Nights of Dancep. 297
Something Shiningp. 317
The Trialp. 333
Icep. 353
Black and Whitep. 365
A School, a Hospital, a Cricket Fieldp. 383
Author's Notep. 401
Acknowledgmentsp. 415
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