Two Years in ‘Slumbai’

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers'

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Katherine Boo
Random House, $27, 256 pp.

In the years leading up to the financial crisis of 2008–09, the sleek and growing international airport of Mumbai looked across two hundred yards of elegant...

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About the Author

Daniel M. Murtaugh is associate professor of English at Florida Atlantic University.