Castaway mountain Love and loss among the Wastepickers of Mumbai

Saumya Roy

Book - 2021

"All of Mumbai's possessions and memories come to die at the Deonar garbage mountain. Towering at the outskirts of the city, the mountain is covered in a faint mist, smog, or smoke from trash fires and flanked by a creek that runs out the Arabian Sea. Over time, as wealth brought Bollywood knockoffs, fast food, and plastics to Mumbaikars, a small, forgotten community of migrants and ragpickers came to live at the mountain's edge, making a living by reusing, recycling, and resellin...g."--

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Published
New York : Astra House, a division of Astra Publishing House [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xii, 259 pages : map ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254).
ISBN
9781662600951
Main Author
Saumya Roy (author)