De Anand Giridharadas, o jovem e muito bom correspondente do IHT na Índia, ainda sobre o Slumdog, aqui:
The boom era now fading left two longings among India’s globalized rich. The first is a desire for recognition by the West, through magazine covers and Booker Prizes and Grammys. The second is a desire to show the world the most sanitized representation of India, not the stereotypical India mired in poverty and degradation, but an India as pristine as the elite’s own posh homes.
Sometimes international recognition and sanitization come in the same work, as in films like “Bride and Prejudice” and “Outsourced.” But on other occasions, what might be called the Slumdog Bargain has imposed itself: world acclaim came at the cost of celebrating a vision of India that the elite didn’t really want to see.