Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 02/08/2012
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Synopsis

Meet Leela: nineteen, charismatic and fearlessly outspoken. With her sharp wit and stubborn optimism, she is the best paid bar dancer on Bombay's notorious Mira Road. Leela has a 'husband' (who is already married), a few lovers whose names she can't remember, an insufferable mother camping out in her flat and an adored best friend, Priya - the most beautiful woman she has ever seen. But when the dance bars are banned, Leela's proud independence faces its greatest test. In a city where everyone is certain that someone, somewhere, is worse off than them, Leela fights to survive - and win.

  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 9780857861702
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 170g
  • Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 10 mm

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Beautiful Thing
Dive into the underbelly of Bombay...
Beautifully written, deeply researched, enchanting non-fiction that pulls you into a world and life that you never knew, and will be fascinated to discover... READ MORE
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Beautiful Thing
Well researched story told with empathy and candour
This book took me into a world that I knew nothing about - the table dancers of Mumbai. It has a really cinematic feel - you get to know the women in it so... READ MORE
Rosanna Parsons