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

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Penguin Books India, 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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Contents

The Trickle Up Down Theory
25
This _Is the Way We Go to School
45
And the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth
69
The problems of forced displacement
135
Lenders Losers Crooks Credit
193
Crime No Punishment
231
Despots Distillers Poets Artists
271
Everybody Loves a Good Drought
315
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