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A Free Man by Aman Sethi
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Feb 10, 12

really liked it
Read from January 26 to 28, 2012

A really original, insightful look at the life of a Delhi day-laborer. I learned so much from this book -- about Delhi's tiered liquor laws (one set of rules for Indian booze, another for Western booze), about the shifting kinds of work opportunities available for India's underclass, about TB hospitals ... Aman Sethi's approach (of essentially living on the streets with his subjects) is a bold one and it works, but with some complex consequences; by the end of the book I wondered whether his "friends" were better or worse off for his company. Still, this is a great book.
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