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  • Paperback
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  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
  • Katherine Boo
  • English
  • 15 February 2018
  • 9780812979329

Characters Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Characters ↠ Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity 102 ? The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate  • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly   NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “A book of extraordinary intelligence and humanity beyond groundbreaking” Junot Díaz The New York Times Book Review  “Reported like Watergate written like Great Expectations and handily the best international nonfiction in years” New York“This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece” Judges’ Citation for the PENJohn Kenneth Galbraith Award   “A landmark book” The Wall Street Journal   “A triumph of a book” Amartya Sen   “There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them” Adrian Nicole LeBlanc   “A stunning piece of narrative nonfiction Katherine Boo’s prose is electric” O The Oprah Magazine   “Inspiring and irresistible Boo’s extraordinary achievement is twofold She 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. Well here s a nice irony to be reading this in the week that the results of a UNICEF survey reveal that one in seven German children and young people are unhappy dissatisfied with their life or situation Germany ranks only 22nd in the category life satisfaction Tssk tssk All those poor little rich kidsIt would be a horrendously hackneyed platitude to now bang on about those who are worse off than you what s that supposed to say Look look children look at Mumbai garbage scavengers and the suppurating sores they suffer from clambering over razor wire to steal from dumpsters See see the rat bites that turn into boils and then erupt with worms Take solace in thinking of others misery add guilt to the burden of affluence that s supposed to make you feel better is it A nice bit of poverty porn and then we can go home to sleep in clean sheets and have freshly sueezed orange juice and muesli for breakfastKatherine Boo does not dwell pruriently on mass misery although misery there is She describes directly and without sentimentality individual lives to give a harrowing portrait of Annawadi the slum clutching at the skirts of Mumbai airport behind the hoardings that advertise Italian tiling to make your home beautiful forever What shocks and disturbs even than the dirt pestilence and overcrowding is how capricious a master rules these people s lives For the life blood of the system they live in is bribery and corruption at every single strata of society from the Tamil who runs a couple of garish video console games as a loss leader lending the road boys the rupee they need to play Metal Slug 3 and thus locking them into dependency on him as agent for the rubbish they harvest the slum school set up to rake in government funding where children are taught only on the days an inspector is due to the police who give metal strippers a tip off about lax construction site security for a share in the profit through to the executive officer of the state of Maharashtra and the Corporator of Ward 27 who reinvents himself as low caste with all the reuisite documentation in order to comply with a new legal reuirement that all candidates for election should come from the lower caste right up to the rich who pay out small sums to part slum dwellers from their property and thus reserve for themselves certificates of long term residency that ualify them for ownership of the valuable new government funded slum replacement housing Such a structure of grace and favour patronage bribery and terror is entirely arbitrary and unfathomable to most Who to bribe Will it be effective or will that person just bunk off with the money and no favour returned Will you be tied forever to a blackmailing scheme that demands and for less and less or is it true when the slumlord says best to pay up front buy yourself out of trouble because it will only get costly as time goes by and fronts hardenThe front cover of this book promises Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum and for the greatest part of the narrative I could not for the life of me detect any hope whatsoever But there is one triumph one that here in the so called First World would be paltry but in Annawadi represents a truly magnificent victory Three members of the Husain family are arrested Throughout the beatings by the police and the long long delays in the proceedings at court they refuse to try to buy their way out maintaining their innocence They defy the threats of further beatings if they don t pay up they deny the executive officer of the state a bribe to make her report favourable pointing out that they are paying a lawyer to defend them She doesn t let up When there is a change of judge hearing the proceedings she comes back to try again bringing with her the husband of Fatima the woman whose death has led to their being charged The new judge was severe and likely to find the Husains guilty the special executive officer said Fortunately Fatima s husband was willing to take back the case He would cancel his testimony and the testimony of his late wife upon which the trial would shut down The price for ending the trial would be two lakhs than four thousand dollarsThe special executive officer seemed to be banking on the ignorance of slumdwellers that the Husains wouldn t understand that the case against them was a criminal one brought by the state of Maharashtra and that Fatima s husband didn t have the power to call it off no matter how much the Husains paidBefore telling the woman off Abdul s father checked his facts with his lawyer He wanted to make sure that what he d gleaned about legal process from reading Urdu newspapers was correct It was Finally a small triumph of information over corruptionThis perhaps is where we can draw a comparison between that other world and ours not to hammer into those depressed rich kids just how lucky they are to be able to go to the school they resent to have food and a comfortable home when they ve never known anything else but rather to point out that actually the system we have here is not as bad as it seems The European political class may appear be depraved and Berlusconi certainly is no poster boy of moral rectitude but a Jerome Cahuzac has to resign and a German president with a tarnished past also resigns and is indicted for corruption The rule of law is something that we can usually rely on to catch the bastards no matter where they are on the ladder of influence Except if the bastard is BerlusconiBut how much courage did it take for Christian Wulff to refuse to pay a 50000 euro fine in exchange for the state prosecutors dropping all charges something that would also look suspiciously like buying your way out of trouble He no doubt has access to the best most expensive legal advice And although his reputation may have been damaged he can still draw a generous state pension and also stands a good chance of being completely rehabilitated if found not guilty What has he lost what does he stand to gain The Husains on the other hand had their small living destroyed by their time in remand prison Guilty not guilty makes no material difference to them the family has hit bottom A moral victory is theirs but they have to pay an enormous price for something that is precious only to themselves their self esteem The balance of what they have lost what they have gained is skewed towards the loss How would I design a society if I didn t know where in its hierarchy I would be placed if I didn t know whether I would be a person of wealth and power or a poor and vulnerable person What system would I create that would be fair There s the rub The God Code:The Secret of our Past, the Promise of our Future extraordinary intelligence and humanity beyond groundbreaking” Junot Díaz The New York Times Book Review  “Reported like Watergate written like Great Expectations and handily the best international nonfiction in years” New York“This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece” Judges’ Citation for the PENJohn Kenneth Galbraith Award   “A landmark book” The Wall Street Journal   “A triumph of a book” Amartya Sen   “There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them” Adrian Nicole LeBlanc   “A stunning piece of narrative nonfiction Katherine Boo’s prose is The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492, 30th Anniversary Edition electric” O The Oprah Magazine   “Inspiring and irresistible Boo’s Josephine A life of the Empress extraordinary achievement is twofold She 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. 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Characters ↠ Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity 102 In this brilliant breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo a bewildering age of global change and ineuality 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 connec. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH KATHERINE BOO DID NOT START WELLWhat we need another well off well bred well fed well educated white person to tell us about the miseries of extreme poverty in the developing world Because we just know the poor people couldn t tell us themselves It s like in so many movies about the poor countries you have to have a white guy as the hero The Last King of Scotland which is about Uganda or The Constant Gardener about Kenya and lots I hate that AND THERE WAS THE MATTER OF HER SLIGHTLY GRATING STYLEAmerican hi octane journalese not my favourite form of entertainment Sample sentence Sunil had inherited his father s full lips wide set eyes and the pelt of hair that swooshed up from his foreheadOr Later he realized it was the first long rest he d ever had and that during it something had happened to his heart GroanBUT THEN SHE WON ME OVERI ll try to explain but commenting on this book at all having read it seems almost impertinent This was such a labour of loveWHAT KATHERINE BOO TAUGHT ME1 The poor are vicious bastards They have no compassion for each other Divide and rule has worked 100% in Indian society There is no bothersome communal action from slum dwellers because they all hate each other Did you think there was any possible tiny shred of integrity or nobility to be found in extreme poverty Think again Instead powerless individuals blamed other powerless individuals for what they lacked Sometimes they tried to destroy one another Sometimes they destroyed themselves in the process When they were fortunate they improved their lots by beggaring the life chances of other poor people p2372 It then follows that the poor view everything through a financial prism can I make any money out of this which includes the misfortunes of their neighbours or their own family members Almost any circumstance can be turned into something you might be able to sell bits of discarded metal bits of discovered information3 All of human society is crisscrossed by a complex mesh of conflicting hierarchies In the west we re familiar with the class struggle which it has been modish to announce is a thing of the past in your dreams rightwingers the oppression of patriarchy and the endemic racism that stereotypes everyone In India you also have caste and regional affiliation and then of course religion which in the west never comes into the picture at all being considered as an entirely private eccentricity4 Corruption this word is bandied around so much in news reports about developing countries that it becomes tv news white noise Boo gives you chapter and verse Corruption is when every professional person charges the public for the services they are providing which they are already getting paid a salary to provide The idea of professional standards for the police and medical profession is a polite fiction in such places If an accident means your daughter has to go to hospital woe to you The nurse will not nurse your daughter unless a payment is made and there will be no medicines in the cupboards because the nurses and doctors have sold them all so you will have to go and buy the reuired items on the street As for the police they are like kidnap gangs where the victims politely walk up to them and ask to be kidnapped Woe to you if the police ever notice your existence as for instance if you re a suspect They will explain that they will frame you and you ll get 10 years unless payment is made Sometimes the doctors and policemen must get out their terms and conditions of employment and have a great long laugh at them These professions in India make Tony Soprano s New Jersey mafia family look like acolytes of Mother Theresa by comparison 5 Indian cursing consists of the forceful issuing of ridiculous threats I will tear out your eyes and fry them in front of youOr I will encourage evil dogs to eat the legs of your new babyOK I made those up You can use them if you wantAND WHAT WAS THE END OF ALL THE SHOW JOHNNY JOHNNYASK ME COLONEL FOR I DON T KNOWThis excellent book is impossible What are we to do with this information Nothing Yes there s a lot of LIFE and God knows enough of DEATH but I did not see any HOPE on offer in this Mumbai slum I think Katherine s editor made her put that in to the subtitle to give a little bit of a feelgood spin for potential purchasers But this is a feelbad book It makes you feel bad It turns you into a gawking rubbernecker a connoisseur of sualor how does this compare with the American book Random Family or the British documentary series Benefit Street Contrast the differing levels of poverty shown in these three productions addressing in particular the uestion of relative happiness Is the famous Indian fatalism now likely to be found in the decayed working class of Birmingham England Are the famed entrepreneurial skills of America now transplanted to Mumbai s undercity Discuss You have two hours Start now

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I knew this wouldn t be a feel good book but somehow the evocative title and the tragically poetic cover led me to be unprepared for the shocks that awaited from page one right through to the endMy advice to all who want to read it first read the author s note at the end it is excellent It situates the book in its proper context and prepares you to take it seriously Without this anchor the melodrama of the narrative seems like Days of Our Lives set in Indian slums But apart from the author s admission that she used interpretive language this is a true storyThe author explains that her subjects were generally short on words which is why there is minimal dialogue in the predominantly third person narrative She resorted to interpretive language because she felt that the lack of variation in the language of these overworked people didn t reflect the deep idiosyncratic intelligences that she had detected in them in the four years she spent conducting interviews and spending time with them Unfortunately it s difficult to know whether the abundant swearing and rough talk is real or part of her interpretation We read about real struggles which reveal what these people must do to survive The text shows the bitter reality of the caste system and the difficulty faced by anyone who wants to break out of it But don t imagine epic struggles of good versus evil what s recorded here is the bitter sometimes life threatening suabbles between desperate neighbours in a shanty town In addition to the language freuent mature themes show that life is rough for most of these people but though we are told about it on every page the style of writing does not make us experience it It feels like a rough documentary peppered with coarse language rather than an adult novel We see suicides and attempts prostitution self maiming and we see the people s helplessness the impossibilities they face the injustice and the corruption But particularly among the young we also see hope hard work integrity and understandingIt is not an attractive image of the rise of capitalist India and though we know it is a narrow view which only considers one slum in one city its reality carries weightSome things that impressed me from the author s note she says that the people who feature knew that everything they did and said would not come out pretty in the book but they participated because they shared the author s concerns about the distribution of opportunity in a fast changing countryShe found that the children were sensitive they were not yet the cold indifferent adults who turn the other way when someone is hurt or shrug when someone suicides It is said that death matters little in India because the Hindus believe in reincarnation yet she found that the young were shocked by death and that if the adults were less so it was because conditions had sabotaged their innate capacity for moral action She says From where we are it is easy to overlook that in these conditions it is blisteringly hard to be good The astonishment is that some people are good and that many people try to be If the house is crooked and crumbling and the land on which it sits uneven is it possible to make anything lie straight Reviewed for wwwGoodReadingGuidecom The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) 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 National Book Award | The PENJohn Kenneth Galbraith 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 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  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 • NewsweekThe Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St Louis Post Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer ?. I knew this wouldn t be a feel good book but somehow the Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers endMy advice to all who want to read it first read the author s note at the Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper end it is The Little Book of Sleep: The Art of Natural Sleep excellent It situates the book in its proper context and prepares you to take it seriously Without this anchor the melodrama of the narrative seems like Days of Our Lives set in Indian slums But apart from the author s admission that she used interpretive language this is a true storyThe author A Quilt Block Every Day 2016 Wall Calendar: with 366 Blocks explains that her subjects were generally short on words which is why there is minimal dialogue in the predominantly third person narrative She resorted to interpretive language because she felt that the lack of variation in the language of these overworked people didn t reflect the deep idiosyncratic intelligences that she had detected in them in the four years she spent conducting interviews and spending time with them Unfortunately it s difficult to know whether the abundant swearing and rough talk is real or part of her interpretation We read about real struggles which reveal what these people must do to survive The text shows the bitter reality of the caste system and the difficulty faced by anyone who wants to break out of it But don t imagine L'apprenti tapissier epic struggles of good versus SPIDER-MAN PAR J. 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STRACZYNSKI T03 evil what s recorded here is the bitter sometimes life threatening suabbles between desperate neighbours in a shanty town In addition to the language freuent mature themes show that life is rough for most of these people but though we are told about it on Fields of Fire (Frontlines Book 5) every page the style of writing does not make us Quilting Block & Pattern-a-Day 2019 Calendar experience it It feels like a rough documentary peppered with coarse language rather than an adult novel We see suicides and attempts prostitution self maiming and we see the people s helplessness the impossibilities they face the injustice and the corruption But particularly among the young we also see hope hard work integrity and understandingIt is not an attractive image of the rise of capitalist India and though we know it is a narrow view which only considers one slum in one city its reality carries weightSome things that impressed me from the author s note she says that the people who feature knew that Tengo un Whatsapp everything they did and said would not come out pretty in the book but they participated because they shared the author s concerns about the distribution of opportunity in a fast changing countryShe found that the children were sensitive they were not yet the cold indifferent adults who turn the other way when someone is hurt or shrug when someone suicides It is said that death matters little in India because the Hindus believe in reincarnation yet she found that the young were shocked by death and that if the adults were less so it was because conditions had sabotaged their innate capacity for moral action She says From where we are it is Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition, Vol. 3 easy to overlook that in these conditions it is blisteringly hard to be good The astonishment is that some people are good and that many people try to be If the house is crooked and crumbling and the land on which it sits uneven is it possible to make anything lie straight Reviewed for wwwGoodReadingGuidecom