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Katherine Boo


Wednesday, August 1 2012

Mumbai’s Annawadi Slum: 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers'

It's unfortunate that Katherine Boo chose to frame her work within the conventions of the Western novel, particularly the overreaching and inappropriate device of third-person omniscient narration.


Wednesday, February 22 2012

Global economic stress felt in a Mumbai slum

When a big bank goes bust in Manhattan, forcing a thriving construction site in Mumbai to shut down and the price of recyclable scrap to

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