[Behind the Beautiful Forevers]
In chapter 13 “Something Shining” of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, the effects of the American recession begin to reach India where the impacts are detrimental to the garbage collectors, causing Sunil to become a garbage thief. Terrorists start attacking area hotels which only adds to the despair and gloom of Annawadi.
Boo notes “A city in which terrorists killed foreign tourists in hotels was not a place other foreign tourists would want to spend their winter holidays. There would not be a peak season in Annawadi this winter. The airport would be quiet, the hotels empty. When midnight came on January 1, there would be few partiers at the Intercontinental shouting ‘Happy New Year.’”
What did you find most interesting about Annawadians perceptions of the economic downturn?