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  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity | Katherine Boo

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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Katherine Boo
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
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    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 Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption.

    Dr. says: "An Antidote for Shantaram"
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity | Katherine Boo

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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Katherine Boo
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
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    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 Muslim teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption.

    Rochelle says: "Impossible to forget"
  • The Bob Edwards Show, Katherine Boo, March 12, 2012 | Bob Edwards

    The Bob Edwards Show, Katherine Boo, March 12, 2012

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    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.

  • The Bob Edwards Show, Joe Wright and Doyle McManus, November 16, 2012 | Bob Edwards

    The Bob Edwards Show, Joe Wright and Doyle McManus, November 16, 2012

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    Director Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) brings one of literature’s most enduring classics to the big screen: Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The film stars Keira Knightley as the passionate and tragic Anna, Jude Law as her husband, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as her feckless lover Count Vronsky. Anna Karenina comes out in theaters today.

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