Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity - Prologue - Part II, Chapter 5, Ghost House Summary & Analysis

Katherine Boo
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Prologue - Part II, Chapter 5, Ghost House Summary

Prologue - It is July 17, 2008, in Mumbai, India. It is near midnight, and the police are searching for Abdul, a teenage garbage collector, and his father, in Annawadi, a slum by the international airport. Annawadi consists of 335 miserable huts, and three thousand people, some transient, others inhabitants. It is an unwelcome melting pot of different cultures and religions, all of them squatters on the Airport Authority of India's land. Abdul himself is Muslim. Abdul has, for years, been buying and selling things rich people threw away. Abdul decides the best place to hide is at home among his garbage. The great common area, the maidan, is full of water, trash, and other junk, is quiet tonight after the burning of the woman with the one leg, known as "The One Leg...

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