About the Book
Leela is a bar dancer in Bombay. She is young, beautiful, determined and hedonistic. She is also self-destructive, cynical and full of despair. When the dance bars are banned, the young woman and her friends find their worlds slowly giving way. Hailed as one of the most influential non-fiction books, Beautiful Thing is reportage at its finest.
About the Author
Sonia Faleiro is an award-winning reporter and writer. She is the author of a book of fiction, The Girl, and a contributor to numerous anthologies including AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India. She has reported for publications including India Today and Tehelka, and is now a contributing editor with Vogue. Sonia was born in Goa, studied in Edinburgh and lives in San Francisco. She is working on her second book of non-fiction.
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