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Everybody Loves a Good Drought The Human Face Of PovertyThe Poor In India Are, Too Often, Reduced To Statistics In The Dry Language Of Development Reports And Economic Projections, The True Misery Of The Million Who Live Below The Poverty Line, Or The Million Displaced By Various Projects, Or The Million Who Suffer From Tuberculosis Gets Overlooked In This Thoroughly Researched Study Of The Poorest Of The Poor, We Get To See How They Manage, What Sustains Them, And The Efforts, Often Ludicrous, To Do Something For Them The People Who Figure In This Book Typify The Lives And Aspirations Of A Large Section Of Indian Society, And Their Stories Present Us With The True Face Of Development


About the Author: P. Sainath

Palagummi Sainath born 1957 , the 2007 winner of the Ramon Magsaysay award for journalism, literature, and creative communication arts, is an award winning Indian development journalist a term he himself avoids, instead preferring to call himself a rural reporter , or simply a reporter and photojournalist focusing on social problems, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermaths of globalization in India He spends between 270 and 300 days a year in the rural interior in 2006, over 300 days and has done so for the past 14 years He is the Rural Affairs Editor for The Hindu, and contributes his columns to India Together 1 , where they are archived His work has won praise from the likes of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen who referred him as one of the world s great experts on famine and hunger 2



10 thoughts on “Everybody Loves a Good Drought

  1. says:

    My friends I am devastated Shaken to the core by what happens in my beloved country Ashamed to eat three square meals a day, and call myself Indian, when in parts of India children die like flies due to malnutrition and preventable diseases.The fact that I am a cog in the machine which contributes to this disaster we call development rankles still


  2. says:

    In this country To read this book is a privilege.To read this book written in English, is a privilege.To buy this book is a privilege.To read this book at night under lights, is a privilege.To read this book in my home, is a privilege.To read this book in my own room, is a privilege.To discuss this book on an online forum, is a privilege.To express angry op


  3. says:

    This book encompasses a number of oxymorons At one moment you feel like laughing at the mindless policies of the government and various commissions, whereas at the very next moment the pain of the helpless catch your imagination making you feel thoroughly depressed and heartbroken A very lucid description of the poor of India with a pretty detailed version of the pr


  4. says:

    Unspeakably brilliant.


  5. says:

    Development is the strategy of evasion When you can t give people land reform, give them hybrid cows When you can t send the children to school, try non formal education When you can t provide basic health to people, talk of health insurance Can t give them jobs Not to worry Just redefine the words employment opportunities Don t want to do away with using children as a form of slave


  6. says:

    When you read these short accounts mostly newspaper reports of some of the poorest people of India, about their lives and livelihood, about their gullibility and superstitions, about their victimization by the corrupt and mindless policy makers, about their misery and public apathy towards their sufferings, you will go through a series of emotions starting from a mix of anger, amusement and p


  7. says:

    The first thing that struck me after finishing the book was that there was a time in India when a newspaper like Times of India could hire someone like Sainath and give him a free hand over his own reportage Although the book was compiled in the early 1990s and the wide ranging effects of the economic reforms of 1991 had not yet been understood fully Sainath brilliantly indicates the possibilities in


  8. says:

    The book provides an account of the life of the other India, one that s rarely portrayed in media, an India which many of us grow up unaware of, being raised in cities The narrative is chilling, affects one at a deep level and is quite perspective altering It s a story about the sheer apathy India shows to these less fortunate citizens It questions the very concepts we use when we think of progress GDP What do


  9. says:

    In this insightful and exceptional work of journalism, Mr Sainath attempts to deconstruct poverty in India by covering the stories from some of the poorest of the poor districts Why are these people so poor even after all these years of poverty alleviation programmes, relief work and financial aid The author covers two districts each from Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar The stories cover the inefficiency o


  10. says:

    This is going to be one of my all time favorites now that rural poverty and it s miserable cousin, suburban squalor, most vividly represented by Dalit India, are seen by the power structures of the country as the cause of India s backwardness, when they re, in truth, it s result I chose this line because this broadly is the theme of this book Book is a collection of articles by the author in 90s about conditions of different vi


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