n Without Prejudice - The hidden slums
Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death and hope in a Mumbai undercity, Katherine Boo : lifestyle books

Volume 13, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Along Mumbai's Airport Road a concrete wall is covered with sunshine-yellow advertisements. Running the full length, the corporate slogan reads: BEAUTIFUL FOREVER BEAUTIFUL FOREVER BEAUTIFUL FOREVER. This novel is concerned with what happens behind that wall and how those who live in the shanty slum called Annawadi eke out their poverty-struck, disease-ridden, yet occasionally (and incongruently) happy lives.

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