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Author Roy, Saumya, author.

Title Castaway mountain : love and loss among the Wastepickers of Mumbai / Saumya Roy.

Publication Info. xii, 300 pages : Astra House, a division of Astra Publishing House, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - New Materials  363.72 ROY    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  307 ROY    DUE 10-20-21
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 259 pages : map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254).
Summary "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 reselling."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ragpickers -- India -- Mumbai -- Social conditions.
Ragpickers -- India -- Mumbai -- Economic conditions.
Poor -- India -- Mumbai.
Marginality, Social -- India -- Mumbai.
Plastic scrap -- Economic aspects -- India.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- India -- Mumbai.
Slums -- India -- Mumbai.
Mumbai (India) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Mumbai (India) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Sanitary landfills -- India -- Mumbai.
Human ecology -- India.
ISBN 9781662600951 (hardcover)
166260095X (hardcover)
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