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

User Review  - Kanu - Goodreads

This is definitely a book that changes your perspective. I had the terrible realization of how exponential India's poverty is- all one thinks about is how unimaginably rich a CEO, or industrialist, is, but for every one of those there are thousands of people who are unimaginably poor. Read full review

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User Review  - Sunny - Goodreads

Respected P. Sainath India's only Rural Reporter exposes spine chilling reality of grassroots. Book is all about the 2/3 of India and its problems that are never under the radar of the Glamorous ... Read full review

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