Disturbingly powerful. The author describes an India I know exists. It is an India I would like to think will change yet I am left at the end feeling less hopeful than I want to be. As someone who has observed and written about poverty in her native land I would like to think Boo can't fully understand this rapidly emerging economic force in today's global market, but her concluding notes are convincing. Can there be hope in this Mumbi undercity as the subtitle suggests?