Sonia Faleiro

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Sonia Faleiro is the author of Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars and a novella, The Girl. Her new book, The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing will be published in 2021.
The New York Times hailed Beautiful Thing as ‘an intimate and valuable piece of reportage that will break your heart several times over.’ The book was an Observer, Guardian, and Economist Book of the Year, Time Out Subcontinental Book of the Year, CNN Mumbai Book of the Year, and The Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year, 2011. It has been published worldwide and translated into several languages.
She is the co-founder of Deca, a global cooperative of award-winning journalists. Her writing has received support from the Pulitzer Centre and The Investi
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Beautiful Thing: Inside the...

3.60 avg rating — 898 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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13 Men

3.61 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2015
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The Girl

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Granta 124: Travel

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In a Violent Land

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Reflected in Water: Writing...

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“Tears,’ they would sneer, ‘are the indulgences of those who haven’t suffered enough.’ To”
Sonia Faleiro, Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars

“Dalali, pimping, was the natural next step because no one was better equipped to sell women, it was believed, than one who had been sold, or who had sold herself. And no one was exempt.”
Sonia Faleiro, Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars

“poverty eventually made criminals of everyone, even those who swore to resist—it was the only way to transcend the free fall of their marginalized lives.”
Sonia Faleiro, Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars

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