Books Beautiful Thing Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars by Sonia Faleiro Paperback, 225 pages, Black Cat, List Price: $15 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleBeautiful ThingSubtitleInside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance BarsAuthorSonia Faleiro Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Beautiful Thing offers first-hand insight into Bombay's sex industry and traces the author's experiences with a charismatic teenage exotic dancer whose independence was challenged by an ambitious politician's campaign of false morality. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Beautiful Thing Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 A World On The Page: Five Great Travel Memoirs July 31, 2012 This summer, don't be a tourist — take a journey with these travel memoirs instead. Open these five books and meet a future First Lady, a one-booted hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail and a young Angela Davis. You'll encounter beauty, bravery, and chilling strangeness — without ever leaving the couch.