"…this book is far more than a mesmerizing story about these figures and their painstakingly researched, powerfully recounted lives. Through their profiles, Boo quietly advances a compelling, critical analysis of globalization, institutional corruption, and international aid, forcing the reader to reckon with the human costs of India’s much-touted economic boom."
-From the Judges’ Citation; Eliza Griswold, Maya Jasanoff, and Edward Mendelson
**The 2013 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony will take place on October 21 at the CUNY Graduate Center NYC**
This was one of our best books of 2012. The award is well-deserved. An incredible work of journalism.