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Beautiful Thing: Portrait of a Bombay Bar Dancer Sonia Faleiro

Beautiful Thing: Portrait of a Bombay Bar Dancer

Sonia Faleiro

Published
ISBN : 9781863955218
Paperback
224 pages
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 About the Book 

When Sonia Faleiro set out to report on Bombay’s bar dancers, she thought she knew what she would find: downtrodden, voiceless women, the helpless victims of predictable poverty.Instead she meets Leela: nineteen, charismatic and fearlessly outspoken,MoreWhen Sonia Faleiro set out to report on Bombay’s bar dancers, she thought she knew what she would find: downtrodden, voiceless women, the helpless victims of predictable poverty.Instead she meets Leela: nineteen, charismatic and fearlessly outspoken, Leela has been dancing in Bombay’s bars since she was thirteen. With her sharp wit and stubborn optimism, she is the best-paid dancer in a bar on the 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.Beautiful Thing is the vivid, intimate portrait of a young woman fleeing abuse and poverty to build a life on her own terms, in a city equally bent on reinventing itself.