[Behind the Beautiful Forevers]
In chapter 4 “Manju” of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo writes about Manju, the daughter of Asha and sister to Rahul. Manju runs a local school out of her hut and is considered very a very beautiful Annawadi woman who’s light skin gave her high status on the marriage market.
When discussing Manju alongside her mother Asha, Boo writes “But Majnus’s desire to be good was also rebellion – a way of chastising a mother who was said to have acquired the television set and other advantages by behaving badly.” (124)
What about you? What are some similarities and differences you noted about Manju and Asha? Please provide page numbers.