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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Recently, I had the privilege of reading a book of “narrative nonfiction” that reads like a novel. It was an incredible book that captures fully the world of the subtitle “Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.” It tells that story of the people who live in the slum called Annawadi, located in Mumbai, across from an international airport and luxury hotels. The words of the title “Beautiful Forevers” were inscribed on the walls separating the slum and the luxurious world next store as part of an advertizing campaign aimed at those in the …

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