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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  • Author : Katherine Boo
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 07 February 2012
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In this brilliant, 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

Love And Longing In Bombay (R/E)

Love And Longing In Bombay (R/E)
  • Author : Chandra,Vikram
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release : 22 January 1997
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  • Author : David Hare
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 01 January 2015
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It's not just that rich people don't know what they've got. They don't even know what they throw away. India is beginning to prosper. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport is an obstacle, a makeshift slum. It's home to foul mouthed Zehrunisa and her garbage sorting son Abdul, entrepreneurs both. Sunil, twelve, picks plastic. Manju, schoolteacher, hopes to be the settlement's first woman to gain a degree. Asha, go-to woman, exploits every scam to become a first-class person.

Maximum City

Maximum City
  • Author : Suketu Mehta
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 21 October 2009
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A native of Bombay, Suketu Mehta gives us an insider’s view of this stunning metropolis. He approaches the city from unexpected angles, taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs, following the life of a bar dancer raised amid poverty and abuse, opening the door into the inner sanctums of Bollywood, and delving into the stories of the countless villagers who come in search of a better life and end up living on the sidewalks.

A Free Man

A Free Man
  • Author : Aman Sethi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 04 October 2012
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Every morning in Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in Delhi, a gang of men gather looking for work in the building trade. For five years, Aman Sethi shared their lives, and in particular that of Mohammed Ashraf. Ashraf is a mazdoor, an itinerant house-painter, but he's not a typical labourer - he's studied biology in college, and after college learnt how to repair TV sets, cut suits, and slice chicken. He lived all over India, but now he

Everybody loves a good drought

Everybody loves a good drought
  • Author : P Sainath
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 14 October 2000
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The human face of poverty The poor in India are, too often, reduced to statistics. In the dry language of development reports and economic projections, the true misery of the 312 million who live below the poverty line, or the 26 million displaced by various projects, or the 13 million who suffer from tuberculosis gets overlooked. In this thoroughly researched study of the poorest of the poor, we get to see how they manage, what sustains them, and the efforts, often ludicrous, to

Random Family

Random Family
  • Author : Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 23 October 2012
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Random Family tells the American outlaw saga lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. With an immediacy made possible only after ten years of reporting, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses the reader in the mind-boggling intricacies of the little-known ghetto world. She charts the tumultuous cycle of the generations, as girls become mothers, mothers become grandmothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation. Two romances thread through Random Family: the sexually charismatic nineteen-year-old Jessica's

The Bosnia List

The Bosnia List
  • Author : Kenan Trebincevic,Susan Shapiro
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 25 February 2014
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A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet Eastern European town of Brcko. Then, in the spring of 1992, war broke out and his friends, neighbors and teammates all turned on him. Pero - Kenan's beloved karate coach - showed up at his door with an AK-47 - screaming: "You have one hour

Does North America Exist?

Does North America Exist?
  • Author : Stephen Clarkson
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 21 October 2008
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In the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, renowned public intellectual and scholar Stephen Clarkson asks whether North America "exists" in the sense that the European Union has made Europe exist. Clarkson's rigorous study of the many political and economic relationships that link Canada, the United States, and Mexico answers this unusual question by looking at the institutions created by NAFTA, a broad selection of economic sectors, and the security policies put

Untitled Boo 1/1

Untitled Boo 1/1
  • Author : Katherine Boo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 01 May 2004
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Heliopolis

Heliopolis
  • Author : James Scudamore
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 30 April 2010
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As a child Ludo is plucked out of the shantytown where he was born and transported to a world of languid, cosseted luxury. Now twenty-seven, he works high above the above the sprawling metropolis of São Paulo for a vacuous 'communications company'. But this is not his world, and this is not a simple rags-to-riches story: Ludo's destiny moves him around like a chess piece, showing him both extremities of opulent excess and abject poverty, taking him to the

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

The Most Powerful Idea in the World
  • Author : William Rosen
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 15 March 2012
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"The Most Powerful Idea in the World argues that the very notion of intellectual property drove not only the invention of the steam engine but also the entire Industrial Revolution." -- Back cover.

India Becoming

India Becoming
  • Author : Akash Kapur
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 15 March 2012
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A New Republic Editors' and Writers' Pick 2012 A New Yorker Contributors' Pick 2012 A portrait of incredible change and economic development, of social and national transformation told through individual lives The son of an Indian father and an American mother, Akash Kapur spent his formative years in India and his early adulthood in the United States. In 2003, he returned to his birth country for good, eager to be part of its exciting growth and modernization. What he found was a nation

Life Laid Bare

Life Laid Bare
  • Author : Jean Hatzfeld
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 26 March 2013
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"To make the effort to understand what happened in Rwanda is a painful task that we have no right to shirk–it is part of being a moral adult." –Susan Sontag In the late 1990s, French author and journalist Jean Hatzfeld made several journeys into the hilly, marshy region of the Bugesera, one of the areas most devastated by the Rwandan genocide of April 1994, where an average of five out of six Tutsis were hacked to death with machete and

Running The Rift

Running The Rift
  • Author : Naomi Benaron
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 17 January 2012
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Naomi Benaron’s debut novel follows Rwandan Jean Patrick Nkuba, a Tutsi, from his earliest dreams of becoming his country’s first Olympic medal contender in track, to the moment when he finds himself facing a mob of killers, with no choice but to vault over a wall and run for his life. In the years preceding the genocide, Jean Patrick’s world becomes ever more violent and restrictive, spinning toward the inevitable moment when the killing begins and he