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

Katherine Boo
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The people of the Annawadi slum do whatever they can to get by financially. What sorts of jobs do the people in Annawadi hold? What do these jobs entail, and what are the profits like from these jobs?

Discuss the theme of poverty in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Katherine Boo. What is poverty? How do the people of Annawadi live in poverty? How does poverty affect their lives positively and negatively? Provide examples.

Discuss the theme of hope in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" by Katherine Boo. What is hope? How does it appear in the book, and in what ways? What are the hopes of the people that Katherine Boo chronicles? Are their hopes similar to, or vastly different to the hopes of Americans and other Westerners...

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