Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Our June 2018 book was Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo. Boo shows us what life is like in the Mumbai slum of Annawadi, where thousands live on a few swampy acres between a major airport and luxury hotels. She shares the stories of trash collectors, slumlords, and many others seeking to thrive – or just survive – in a rapidly changing India.


For anyone interested, here’s Katherine Boo’s interview with The Guardian (from 2012) about what Annawadi was like for her, personally.


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