Behind The Beautiful Forevers Analysis

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers Nicole Evans Charts, graphs, and statistics prove that globalization has not been a completely successful process for economic uplift among all societies. Much of the time, developing countries and societies fall even further behind during this international integration. With this data, we are shown that the “big picture” of globalization actually includes laid-off workers, deindustrialization, declining wages, hollowed out communities, land dispossessions, forced migration within and between countries, unsafe working conditions, poverty, hunger, disease, racial and gender inequality, and a burst of slums. One slum, in Mumbai, India and located near the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, was observed for three years by journalist…show more content…
The poverty in Annawadi is inescapable and overly consuming. It influences every single part of the slum’s peoples’ lives and their stories. There is no running water, indoor plumbing, relief services, or cleaning services. Resources are scarce and hope is all that its people have to hold onto. Boo writes, “What you don't want is always going to be with you. What you want is never going to be with you. Where you don't want to go, you have to go. And the moment you think you're going to live more, you're going to die.” This quote embodies how harsh it is living in the slum of Annawadi. Some of the slums residents lack any type of shelter and are forced to sleep outside, rats commonly bite people while they try to sleep, and barely a handful of the 3,000 residents of the slum are lucky enough to have full time employment. The conditions caused by the poverty in this slum were so harsh that Abdul, a kid who has to support a family of 11, and other residents are forced to turn to buying and selling the things that the richer people, from the nearby airport and hotels, throw away in means of

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