Behind the beautiful forevers [sound recording] : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity] / Katherine Boo.
Author: Boo, Katherine.
Publisher: New York : [S.l.] : Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, p2012.
Description: 7 sound discs (8 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Urban poor India Bombay.
Bombay (India) Economic conditions 21st century.
Credits: Executive producer, Janet Stark ; director, Danny Campbell.
Performers: Read by Sunil Malhotra.
Notes: Subtitle from container.
An unabridged production.
Summary: "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 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. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter--Annawadi's 'most-everything girl'--will soon become it' first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to the good lives and good times they call 'the full enjoy'."--Amazon.com.