Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254).
"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.