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Real insight into India,
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This review is from: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum (Kindle Edition)
This is news reporting at its most readable and insightful; it reads like a novel, yet you are assured at the end that all the events recounted are real, as are all the names. How important is it to understand the lives and problems of an Indian slum? I can't answer that; but I can say I have more hope of having an accurate perspective of those problems after reading this book. And despite those problems, its still a good read!
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Initial post: 18 May 2012 10:53:55 BDT
C. Davies says:
Weird be unsure about whether or not it is important to understand the lives and problems of an Indian slum, if you read this book. The whole point, the ONLY point of the book, is that these problems are immensely important. It is not a good read despite that fact, but an essential read because of it.
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