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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User Review  - manalika - LibraryThing

I love this book. Some of the stories in it made me cry. However, the sheer number of stories given in it can cause you to become numb after a while. But this shouldn't allow one to forget that every ... Read full review

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This is a collection of journalism from the poorest districts of India in the early 1990s, a time when the poor made up around 40% of the Indian population. The book is set out thematically. Sainath ... Read full review

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