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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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State of the World's Cities
This United Nations report chronicles 21st-century urban and slum trends.

Indian nongovernmental organization (NGO), SPARC represents slum and pavement dwellers and seeks solutions for affordable housing and sanitation.

Pratham is an NGO that works around the world to educate underprivileged children.

Slum Rehabilitation Authority
The government-run SRA seeks to improve the lives of Mumbai's slum dwellers through redevelopment.


Davis, Mike. Planet of Slums. Verso, 2006.

Sharma, Kalpana. Rediscovering Dharavi. Penguin Books, 2000.

United Nations. The Challenge of Slums. United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2003.

NGS Resources

Goodman, Susan E. India in the Past and Present. National Geographic Books, 2006.

Webster, Donovan. "Passages Through India: Six Dream Trips in an Exotic Land." National Geographic Traveler (November/December 2006), 172-81.

Mehta, Suketo. "Welcome to Bollywood." National Geographic (February 2005), 52-69.

Nicholson, Louise. National Geographic Traveler: India. National Geographic Books, 2001.

McCourt, Malachy. "Bombay." National Geographic Traveler (May/June 2000), 126-30.

Zwingle, Erla. "A World Together." National Geographic (August 1999), 6-33.