Video: Life inside a Mumbai 'chawl'
Millions of families in Mumbai inhabit small, one-room tenements called chawls.
Supriya Menon takes a look around one such household to see the kind of conditions people live in.
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The novel Q & A (for “Question & Answer”) by Vikas Swarup tells the tale of a poor boy from the slums of India who goes from rags to riches by winning a national quiz show. Winning is not as simple as having the correct answers, however, as he soon finds out.
Some of you may recognize this scene from the start of the movie Slumdog Millionaire, which is based on the novel.
Read an excerpt from the novel in Access to International English, pp. 80-85. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.
Scene from the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" (Copyright NTB Scanpix)
Articles & Resources
Vikas Swarup (official website)
Vikas Swarup: Interview (The Guardian)
Book review of Q&A