Everybody loves a good drought : Stories from India's Poorest Districts
    Everybody loves a good drought : Stories from India's Poorest Districts (English, Paperback, P. Sainath)

    Everybody loves a good drought : Stories from India's Poorest Districts  (English, Paperback, P. Sainath)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780140259841, 0140259848
    • Edition: 1st, 2000
    • Pages: 470
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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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      • PENGUIN
    • Publication Year
      • 2000 October
    • Authored By
      • P. Sainath
    • Author Info
      • P. Sainath is a rural journalist. He is the Rural Affairs Editor for the newspaper, The Hindu. He has written the book Bittiddeeri... Adakke Alutteeri... Raitara Bavanegala Bagge and Aluva Yogiya Nodilli...! Raithra Bavanegala Bagge in Kannada. He has written Prasara Sadhanalu Peedita Prajalu in Telugu and Dushkal Awade Sarvana in Marathi. He also writes articles for The Hindu and has written previously for the Times of India. P Sainath is known for his in-your-face writing, and also for the humane touch he gives to faceless rural India. His work is well researched and include first-hand encounters. He was born in Chennai. His grandfather was a freedom fighter and former president of India, V. V. Giri. He graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. A film documentary has been made about him titled A Tribe of his Own. His journalistic career began with the Times of India.
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      • 524 g
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    A book beyond words from a simple and sensible journalist

    Must read for the Gen X and specially all the bureaucrats and politicians who don't even know or care what is going on.

    India is not about IT or massive industrial growth or reforms its about the farmers and the millions who live on agriculture. We in this modern world don't even know that such kind of India exists.

    We campaign to save our Tigers but none of us know that there is another endangered breed called as the Farmers.

    Someone said it correctly "In this part of the word the value o...

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    5 Feb, 2012

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    The Human face of poverty

    "Everybody loves a good drought" features stories from some of India's poorest districts. This book is a thoroughly researched study of the poorest of the poor and how they manage to live, or rather survive.

    To cover all the issues faced by the poor in India will be a mammoth task; and hence the book features/covers places which is the author's account of visits to these places. The featured incidents in the book widely fall under the categories of Crazy development project schemes, Health &...


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    Everybody Loves A Good Drought

    Every body loves a good drought, a book that explores the systematic exploitation of rural India by the government of India, middlemen, money lenders and land lords.

    The book starts with the passive portrayal of failed government polices and its impact on rural economy. As we turn the pages we can find how Sainath has placed articles in an elucidating and contiguous sequence to understand the rot in Indian system of governance.

    When you are in the half way in completing this maneuver, a que...

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    20 Jul, 2012

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    Poverty as a process and not as an event

    I don't know what made me to pick up this book, either some blogpost written by a friend or just the title, or even newspaper. Nevertheless, once I picked up the book, I cannot put it down. Why? You might ask this question and my answer would be: It answered many of my questions.

    I won't spill beans about this book. I'll rather say how to read it: with an open mind and questions in the mind. If you do so, surely you will get answers of what ails our country today and why naxalism as found it...


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    20 Feb, 2012

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    A must Have for Every serious economics student!

    The book is an essnetial that anyone who takes the issue of development seriously. In fact I think it is the basic book that should be read by policy framers of this country. I'm hoping to gift a copy to each member of agriculture ministry!


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    18 Feb, 2012

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    Tales from the margin

    The reputation of this book often runs ahead of its content. While it is an excellent work of journalism, it is essentially a collection of reports from the poorest of India's districts. Read as that, it is an informative account -- each story reads like a mini-ethnography into the lives of people. Anyone familiar with Sainath's reportage in The Hindu wouldn't be too surprised.

    It would be erroneous to generalise the portraits in this book to all of India's poor. The variation within these s...

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    7 Feb, 2012

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    A very good research on the poverty, sufferings & sorrow of the poors & exposure of the exploitation by the so called authorities & leaders.

    I'm a regular & avid reader of Thiru.P.Sainath.I never miss his articles in " The Hindu " and always thinking to visit Higginbotham book store to purchase Sainath's works. Fortunately,it seems,I hope that Flipkart has started to sell his work(s).I wish many more works of Sainath must be put for e-sale.About this particular book: as soon I got the book I started to read till I completed it.A thorough study & analysis of the mass suffering is portayed in all the essays & some have,after appeari...

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    30 Jul, 2012

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    Product delivered at right time! Good packaging. Book was fresh.

    Vignesh Raghupathi

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    21 Apr, 2017



    A nice book which gives an understanding about the problems that plague India. Hats off to the author.

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    26 Mar, 2017


    Very relevant subject

    Author has selected very relevant subject rather we see some of the facts around us which is beautifully presented and described. Great book to read.


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    22 Feb, 2017

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