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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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Clare Masullo

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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
Our Task
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