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Annawadi enjoys a precarious existence at the edge of the Mumbai International Airport. A slum of around 3,000 people with very little to differentiate it from the vast array of slums around Mumbai, it has gained a level of international attention on the release of Katherine Boo’s book “Beyond the Beautiful Forever”. The book follows the life of Annawadi over a 4 year period and while it reads like a novel, the characters and their lives are very much real, captured by Katherine who visited the area daily for long periods between 2007 and 2011.