The Cost of Globalization: Two Accounts of India

In both Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger and Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, a rapidly changing India threatens and deprives those adhering to a traditional way of life, such as Balram’s family in Laxmangarh, and the community of slum-dwellers in Annawadi. Therefore, the two of these groups must change in order to compete in … Read moreThe Cost of Globalization: Two Accounts of India

Gender Division in Annawadian Society

Gender division has been a global struggle for centuries, from rights to the general treatment of women. Women have been struggling to achieve equality because they have been experiencing discrimination, been steadily concerned about their futures and safety because they are female, and undergoing brutal cultural oppression by their communities. The book Behind the Beautiful … Read moreGender Division in Annawadian Society

The unfathomable depths of corruption in Annawadi

In Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Boo employs the themes of corrupt law enforcement and false hope to signify that Annawadians are doomed to escape their lot in life due to the ‘uneven’ land on which their entire community lies. These themes are the ‘uneven land’ on which the Annawadians will never be able … Read moreThe unfathomable depths of corruption in Annawadi