Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Score: 4
From 1,049 Ratings

Behind the Beautiful Forevers


  • Author: Katherine Boo
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 7697044 Bytes


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 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...

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Score: 4
From 506 Ratings

Behind the Beautiful Forevers


  • Author: Katherine Boo
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 126664073 Bytes


This enhanced eBook features exclusive video footage shot over the course of three years by the author and several children of the Annawadi slum.From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Musl...

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Score: 3.5
From 65 Ratings

Behind the Beautiful Forevers


  • Author : Katherine Boo
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679643951


Behind the Beautiful Forevers Book Description :

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 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...

Strength in What Remains
Score: 4
From 71 Ratings

Strength in What Remains


  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1588368513


Strength in What Remains Book Description :

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle •Chicago Tribune • The Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change ...

The Most Powerful Idea in the World
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Most Powerful Idea in the World


  • Author : William Rosen
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226726342


The Most Powerful Idea in the World Book Description :

"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....

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers


  • Author : David Hare
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571312429


Behind the Beautiful Forevers Book Description :

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. And Fatima, One Leg, is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood. Katherine Boo spent three years under the flight-path, recording the lives of Annawadi's diverse inhabitants. Now from Boo's book, which won the National ...

A Distant Heart
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

A Distant Heart


  • Author : Sonali Dev
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496705778


A Distant Heart Book Description :

Her name means “miracle” in Sanskrit, and to her parents, that’s exactly what Kimaya is. The first baby to survive after several miscarriages, Kimi grows up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai’s Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at eleven years old, she develops a rare illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free ivory tower in her home, with only the Arabian Sea churning outside her window for company. . . . Until one person dares venture into her world. Tasked at fourteen years old with supporting his family, Rahul Savant shows up to wash Kimi’s windows, and an unlikely friendship develops across the plastic curtain of her isolation room. As years pass, Rahul becomes Kimi’s eyes to the outside world—and she bec...

A Free Man
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A Free Man


  • Author : Aman Sethi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448130092


A Free Man Book Description :

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 finds himself in Delhi: the second most populous city in the country. The morning will bring hangovers, whisky breakfasts and possibly answers to the lingering questions that haunt Ashraf. How did he get here? Why is he the way he is? And is there a way back home? One of the very best young journalists in India...

Everybody loves a good drought
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Everybody loves a good drought


  • Author : P Sainath
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2000-10-14
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788184757347


Everybody loves a good drought Book Description :

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 do something for them. The people who figure in this book typify the lives and aspirations of a large section of Indian society, and their stories present us with the true face of development....

Mumbai Fables
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Mumbai Fables


  • Author : Gyan Prakash
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 069114284X


Mumbai Fables Book Description :

A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis. It is not just a big city but also a soaring vision of modern urban life. Millions from India and beyond, of different ethnicities, languages, and religions, have washed up on its shores, bringing with them their desires and ambitions. Mumbai Fables explores the mythic inner life of this legendary city as seen by its inhabitants, journalists, planners, writers, artists, filmmakers, and political activists. In this remarkable cultural history of one of the world's most important urban centers, Gyan Prakash unearths the stories behind its fabulous history, viewing Mumbai through its turning points and kaleidoscopic ideas, comic book heroes, and famous scandals--the history b...

Infinite Vision

Infinite Vision


  • Author : Pavithra K. Mehta
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605099798


Infinite Vision Book Description :

The Arivind Eye Care System treats 2.7 million patients a year in the developing world for blindness and other eye problems and seems to violate every rule of business. Patients pay what they want (if they pay at all, which most don't), it delivers services for one percent of the cost of comparable care in developed countries, functions at many times the volume with a lower complication rate, and is completely self-sustaining. This book is the first to tell its extraordinary story....