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Mumbai Smiles has a very interesting story behind it—it was born out of trip to Mumbai by our founder, Jaume Sanllorente. This trip exposed him to the harsh realities of the slums in Mumbai, but the spirit of the people living in those slums moved him so strongly that it propelled him to create an organisation like Mumbai Smiles. Apart from guiding Mumbai Smiles closely for over a decade, Jaume is also a celebrated author.

Jaume has authored several books, one of which is all about the women of Mumbai. Titled Women of Bombay, the book talks about the harsh realities that women in this city face. It recounts instances of discrimination suffered by women in India, that Jaume has witnessed himself. However, it talks about their courage and poise, as they take on the challenging world. Jaume recently participated in a book reading event, where he presented this book to his readership here. Apart from sharing his perspective on this work, he also took time to engage with his readers and have a two-way interaction, making the event even more enriching and fulfilling.

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