Feb 17, 2012

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Mumbai, for its marvelous rebirth, remains the largest city in an India that, in spite of being “an increasingly affluent and powerful nation … still housed one-third of the poverty, and one-quarter of the hunger, on the planet.” With the wealth of India’s top 100-richest equaling almost a quarter of the country’s GDP, today’s gap between top and bottom is virtually unfathomable.
That is from Terry Hong's book review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. See another review here

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