Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts

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Penguin Books, 1996 - Credit - 470 pages
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The Human Face Of Poverty

The Poor In India Are, Too Often, Reduced To Statistics. In The Dry Language Of Development Reports And Economic Projections, The True Misery Of The 312 Million Who Live Below The Poverty Line, Or The 26 Million Displaced By Various Projects, Or The 13 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.

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You have got to have this book if you are concerned about poverty in India. It not only outlines the desperate conditions millions of Indians live in as I type this review but also outlines the ... Read full review

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The poor in India are often reduced to statistics. In the dry language of development reports and economic projections, poverty and development get covered in journalism as events rather than ... Read full review

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