Monday, 28 February 2011

Everybody Loves a Good Drought

This was the title of P.Sainath's famous book, chronicling rural misery in India and the vast opportunities it presented (and continues to present) for exploitation. 

The book won Sainath, rural reporter and photojournalist, the Magsaysay award in 2007. He is India's foremost chronicler of the impact of globalization on the country's rural populations. He was described by the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Amartya Sen, as "one of the world's greatest experts on famine and hunger". His bestseller, "Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts", was credited with significant impact on drought management, medical and development programs in rural India.  

Below is a lecture Sainath gave for the Center for Social and Environmental Justice at Washington State University.

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