Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal ...

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Random House Group

ISBN: 9780679645504

Category: Social Science

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This enhanced eBook features exclusive video footage shot over the course of three years by the author and several children of the Annawadi slum. From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. 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. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

A first book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother of a prospective female college student and a young scrap metal thief, in an ...

Author: Katherine Boo

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ISBN: 0606351736

Category: History

Page: 288

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A first book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother of a prospective female college student and a young scrap metal thief, in an account t
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Behind the Beautiful Forever

Behind the Beautiful Forever

In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human.

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0143420305

Category: Creative nonfiction

Page: 254

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"The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. 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 fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed."--From publisher description.
Categories: Creative nonfiction

Behind the Beautiful Forevers 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

Behind the Beautiful Forevers   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity' is a beautiful book written by the Pulitzer prize winning author, Katherine Boo. 2. The book 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai ...

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Did you know Katherine Boo used around 3,000 public records, notes, photographs, audio and video recordings to do her research work and documentation? Or, did you know Katherine Boo was selected as one of the finalists for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award? What are the amazing facts of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an unofficial derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the beautiful forevers: life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity / Katherine Boo. p. cm. ISBN 978-1-4000-6755-8 eBook ISBN 978-0-679-64550-4 1. Urban poor–India–Mumbai. I. Title. hvílio M86B662on 305.5696954792-dc23 zonoios35 ...

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679643951

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE “Inspiring . . . extraordinary . . . [Katherine Boo] shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People “A tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.”—Judges, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday In this breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. WINNER OF: The PEN Nonfiction Award • The Los Angeles Times Book Prize • The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award • The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Publishers Weekly
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Summary of Katherine Boo s Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Milkyway Media

Summary of Katherine Boo   s Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Milkyway Media

Milkyway Media. Summary of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Milkyway Media Overview Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers(2012) follows the lives.

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Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers(2012) follows the lives and aspirations of residents of Annawadi, one of Mumbai’s many densely inhabited slums. Boo, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, spent three years visiting and researching Annawadi, which was located near the Mumbai airport but hidden from travelers’ view by a wall advertising Italian floor tiles that purportedly stayed “beautiful forever.”… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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Representing Poverty in the Anglophone Postcolonial World

Representing Poverty in the Anglophone Postcolonial World

<http://www.theguardian.com /stage/2014/nov/19/behind-the-beautiful-forevers-review-stage-david-hare-katherine- boo> (accessed 6 July 2015). Boo, Katherine. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum.

Author: Verena Jain-Warden

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847013204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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Originally a concern primarily of social studies and economics, poverty has emerged as a significant thematic focus and analytical tool in literary and cultural studies in the last two decades. The "new poverty studies" are dedicated to analyzing representations of poverty and the poor in literature and the visual arts, in the news media and in social practices. They aim at exploring the frameworks of representation that impact the affective and ethical responses of audiences to disenfranchised groups such as the poor. The contributions to this volume focus on representations of poverty in the Anglophone postcolonial world, exploring, for example, contemporary discourses on poverty in the UK, filmic representations of Nairobi slums or the agency of the poor in literature from India.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Companion to World Literary Journalism

The Routledge Companion to World Literary Journalism

Boo, Katherine. Author's Note to Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, 247–54. New York: Random House, 2012. — — — . Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.

Author: John S. Bak

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000799224

Category: Social Science

Page: 579

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This cutting-edge research companion addresses our current understanding of literary journalism’s global scope and evolution, offering an immersive study of how different nations have experimented with and perfected the narrative journalistic form/genre over time. The Routledge Companion to World Literary Journalism demonstrates the genre’s rich genealogy and global impact through a comprehensive study of its many traditions, including the crónica, the ocherk, reportage, the New Journalism, the New New Journalism, Jornalismo literário, periodismo narrativo, bao gao wen xue, creative nonfiction, Literarischer Journalismus, As-SaHafa al Adabiyya, and literary nonfiction. Contributions from a diverse range of established and emerging scholars explore key issues such as the current role of literary journalism in countries radically affected by the print media crisis and the potential future of literary journalism, both as a centerpiece to print media writ large and as an academic discipline universally recognized around the world. The book also discusses literary journalism's responses to war, immigration, and censorship; its many female and Indigenous authors; and its digital footprints on the internet. This extensive and authoritative collection is a vital resource for academics and researchers in literary journalism studies, as well as in journalism studies and literature in general.
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Responsibility and the Enhancement of Life

Responsibility and the Enhancement of Life

For instance, Katherine Boo has brilliantly shown in Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity that the global market system condemns some people to living off the waste of others.10 How are we to ...

Author: Günter Thomas

Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt

ISBN: 9783374050772

Category: Religion

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In the 21st century and in a globalized world, how can an ethic of responsibility orient the powerful human striving for the enhancement of life? – This question is at the center of the program of theological humanism developed by the American ethicist William Schweiker. His ethic of responsibility takes the integrity of all human as well non-human life as a central criterion for the enhancement of life. The contributions of this collection dedicated to William Schweiker discuss and explore key elements of his work, in exemplary studies and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. They examine the contours of this ethic, analyze the claims of a moral realism, and investigate the backgrounds of his theological humanism. [Verantwortung und Lebensverbesserung] Wie kann eine Ethik der Verantwortung im 21. Jahrhundert in einem globalen Horizont des Handelns das machtvolle menschliche Streben nach einer Verbesserung des Lebens orientieren? – Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt des Programms eines theologischen Humanismus des amerikanischen Ethikers William Schweiker. Die von ihm vertretene Verantwortungsethik beansprucht die Integrität des menschlichen wie nicht-menschlichen Lebens als Maßstab. Die Beiträge dieses William Schweiker gewidmeten Bandes diskutieren und befragen aus philosophischen, ethischen, historischen und systematischen Perspektiven anhand exemplarischer Studien zentrale Elemente dieses Entwurfs. Sie beleuchten die Konturen dieser Ethik, analysieren deren Grundlagen in einem moralischen Realismus und erforschen die Hintergründe eines theologischen Humanismus. Mit Beiträgen von Svend Andersen, Maria Antonaccio, Phil Blackwell, Kris Culp, Michael Fishbane, Clark Gilpin, David Hall, Markus Höfner, Kevin Jung, Nico Koopman, Robin Lovin, Jean-Luc Marion, Terence Martin, Charles Mathewes, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Elena Namli, Douglas Ottati, Willemien Otten, Kang Phee Seng, Heike Springhart, Per Sundmann, Günter Thomas, Darlene Fozard Weaver und Michael Welker.
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Postcolonial Lack

Postcolonial Lack

... BOO'S NONFICTION Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (2012, hereafter BF), is a highly acclaimed and critically appraised work of creative nonfiction about the lives of Mumbai's Annawadi slum ...

Author: Gautam Basu Thakur

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438477695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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Postcolonial Lack reconvenes dialogue between Lacanian psychoanalysis and postcolonial theory in order to expand the range of cultural analyses of the former and make the latter theoretically relevant to the demands of contemporary narratives of othering, exclusion, and cultural appropriation. Seeking to resolve the mutual suspicion between the disciplines, Gautam Basu Thakur draws out the connections existing between Lacan's teachings on subjectivity and otherness and writings of postcolonial and decolonial theorists such as Gayatri Spivak, Frantz Fanon, and Homi Bhabha. By developing new readings of the marginalized other as radical impasse and pushing the envelope on neoliberal identity politics, the book moves postcolonial studies away from the perennial topic of identity and difference and into examining the form and function of the other as excess--surplus and/or lack--in colonial and postcolonial literature, film, and social discourse. Looking at writings by Mahasweta Devi, Amitav Ghosh, Leila Aboulela, Narayan Gangopadhyay, Katherine Boo, and films by Gillo Pontecorvo, Clint Eastwood, Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), and Tony Gatlif, Basu Thakur highlights a new set of ethical and political considerations emerging as a direct result of this shift and stakes a fundamental rethinking of postcoloniality through what he calls the "politics of ontological discordance."
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