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Behind the Beautiful Forevers [electronic resource] : Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers [electronic resource] : Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Boo, Katherine2013
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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. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter ‒ Annawadi’s “most-everything girl” ‒ will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to the good lives and good times they call “the full enjoy.”But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; 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.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Bolinda audio, 2013
Collation:
1 online resource (1 audio file)
ISBN:
9781486203710
Language:
English
BRN:
2996383
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