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

At the 2012 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Asia Conference, keynote speaker Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin concluded that India’s greatest challenge in the future is to spread its concentrated wealth among more of its citizens. Katherine Boo’s nonfiction book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, portrays that challenge in heart-wrenching detail. This is an excellent read for high school and college students because it is a poignant story on one level and thought-provoking on many levels. It ...