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Sonia Faleiro was a reporter in search of a story when she met Leela; a beautiful and charismatic bar dancer with a story to tell.Leela introduced Sonia to the underworld of Bombay’s dance bars: a world of glamorous women; of fierce love; sex and violence; of customers and gangsters; of police; prostitutes and pimps.When an ambitious politician cashed in on a tide of false morality and had Bombay’s dance bars wiped out; Leela’s proud independence faced its greatest test. In a city where almost everyone is certain that someone; somewhere; is worse off than them; she fights to survive; and to win.Beautiful Thing; one of the most original works of non-fiction from India in years; is a vivid and intimate portrait of one reporter’s journey into the dark; pulsating and ultimately damaged soul of Bombay.www.soniafaleiro.com
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Sonia Faleiro (born 1977) is an award-winning writer of narrative non-fiction. Her critically acclaimed first novel The Girl was published by Viking in 2006. This was followed by Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars (2010), and the e-single 13 Men (2015).
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