Barbara Ehrenreich says of Katherine Boo’s new book, “If Bollywood ever decides to do its own version of The Wire, this would be it.” In Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Boo chronicles the story of people struggling to live in one of contemporary India’s most notorious slums, nestled in the shadow of the city’s luxury hotels. Katherine Boo has won both the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur “Genius” Award for long-form reporting on poverty in the United States for the Washington Post and The New Yorker, among other publications. [Broadcast Date: March 12, 2012]
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