Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity is a book that replenishes your beastly nature of discrimination and brings it onto a human plane. Annawadi is located very near to the place of significant importance – Mumbai International Airport, and the luxury hotels situated in the area. This book took over three years in research and compilation, it holds a true account on how things fare in the shadows of humanity as a whole, and how every individual holds a subjective analysis of the different things that occur around him. There is Abdul, who is starry eyed and who sees a big opportunity in recycling scrap accumulated from what the rich have left behind. This book also holds the story of Asha, a woman with cuts and wounds in memory sustained from childhood overshadowed by poverty, and she sees that political corruption holds a promising exit from all the shackles of poverty and deprivation. And many individuals have been featured in this book who denote time as a friend in their struggle in their race against time to make ends meet.
This book promises to break all your visions regarding finding comfort – witnessing others’ plight. And if you are tuned to the honesty in the deliverance of the book then deliverance of the subject is ensured in your eyes through your reflection that brings you closer to the reality, our integral bond with everyone in the world, regardless of their social status.
Slums of Mumbai have become an object of global compassion and empathy for the underprivileged, and any rise in level of compassion within humanity is positive. And Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity is a book that shows the different shades of darkness, in a world where economic policies seem to be final world of the lord, as it seals fate of many people in the world who can barely move about in their home, as it would mean the end of their territory and they are rendered helpless. This book shows us the various considerations of lack of human values in the edifice of globalization, then you can see the indifference of yourself to the whole world and how much an individual is disconnected from the events of the world and he sleeps his way to his death surrounded by the illusion of safety guarding his being, protection by an illusion is no protection at all. And once you have explored the various truths of society functions, how the rich and poor are all the same minus circumstances. And our circumstances are half-truths in their pure form, inherent divinity within our shadows as a race, as one, shows us the way to liberation from the disease of ill-bred thought cycles.
This book crawls up your pride on your riches, and your fertile bed of ambitions as the breathlessness of a man from another part of the world, dying of poverty, resonates in your heart. The book holds hope as a supreme power to tackle all the difficulties in fixating apprehensions of the heart. Read the book through to administer a sense of humanity on to your frame of reference.