Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Transcript of Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Where is Mumbai, India?
What does Mumbai look like?
A little bit of Indian history...
For thousands of years, India has had a caste system.
The caste system is a way in which the society is organized, socially.
Historically, the caste you were born into is the caste you would have stayed in your entire life.
To this day, the caste system exists in India, but in a slightly different way.
Characters and setting in
"Behind the Beautiful Forevers"
Let's get to the story....
by Katherine Boo
There are many religions in India, Hindu is the most popular.
Muslims are at the bottom of this caste system in India today.
There is a lot of tension between Hindus and Muslims. Muslims often live in very poor conditions.
Before we begin...
Take a minute and write a list of things you already know about India
Abdul Husain: main character
Zehrunisa Husain: main character's mother
Mirchi Husain: main character's brother
The story takes place (the setting is) in a slum of Mumbai called "Annawadi"
*note: "Islam" and "Muslim" refer to the same religion
What is life like for the Husain's?
Use one specific detail from page 207-211